Updating old auto air conditioning
Fast forward a few decades and the world realized that R22 refrigerant was aiding in the depletion of the Earth’s ozone layer. In 2003, the phase out of R22 production and imports began.By early 2010 the production and import of R22 became prohibited.There are requirements for importing, labeling, record keeping, reporting, destruction and reclaiming of R22 from existing systems.The cost of R22 is dramatically increasing because of the declining supply, and new refrigerant will no longer be available for use at all after 2020, with the exception of recycled quantities.If you can't find it, you can grab your user’s manual.If that doesn’t work either, you can reach out to your local Service Experts center.It provides a higher safety rating and an ozone depletion rating of zero, and it performed slightly better on energy-efficiency tests than R22.You may have heard information about “drop-in” replacements for R22. Normally a homeowner who is anxious about the cost of replacing their air conditioner seeks out an alternative, and this sounds like an easy solution.
If your air conditioner was installed before 2010 and you don’t know what R22 is then you should probably read up.Original Air Group, a division of Classic Auto Air, has remained the A/C and heating industry leader since 1977, supplying factory and aftermarket parts and systems for 1970’s & older Ford, GM and Chrysler vehicles.