Know your cooling system…what types are available?
Standard Split System Air Conditioner
These are air conditioners that use a furnace to blow air through ductwork in your home.
Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner
These are air conditioners or heat pumps that require no ductwork. They're extremely quiet and very efficient.
Standard Air Hanlder Air Conditioner
This is a system that uses round or square ducts in your ceiling to distribute cooling to your home. It's usually in homes with boiler heating.
Hi-Velocity (Unico/SpacePak) Systems
These are air conditioners that use tiny ducts attached to a high velocity air handling unit usually located in your attic. The easiest way to identify if you have this type of air conditioner is to look for small ductwork(usually about 4") holes in your ceiling. It's usually in homes with boiler heating.
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R-22 (Freon) Phase-Out 2020
The US Government has now mandated the complete phase out of all systems containing refrigerant 22(R-22). This caused the cost of refrigerant 22 to triple in price for the past three years.
13 SEER Minimum Mandate
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is the efficiency of an air conditioner. And, a few years back the US Government mandated that all air conditioners must meet at least 13 SEER or more to be allowed for installation.
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio - This is the way air conditioners are rated in efficiency.
Refrigerant 22 - Often referred to as Freon, this is the older HCFC refrigerant used in almost all home air conditioners since central air conditioning's inception.
Refrigerant 410-a - Sometimes referred to as Puron© is the new HFC refrigerant that is now required for use in all residential cooling systems today.
Is your air conditioner leaking refrigerant/freon?
Refrigerant is expensive and it doesn't wear out! So, do what you need to do to keep your refrigerant in your air conditioner. Don't let it leak out of your system. Refrigerant leaks do not heal on their own.
If your air conditioner is leaking freon:
- Adding “leak-stop” is like putting a band-aid on something that needs stitches.
- If you have an air conditioner that uses the old R-22, you will save money by replacing it, especially if it is leaking.