Replacement Options

The phaseout period was established with the intent of phasing out the use of R-22 refrigerant without requiring homeowners to replace their R-22 air conditioning equipment earlier than normal.

New R-22 and R-410A systems are available today. Manufacturers also provide systems that use R-22 and R-410A that are Energy Star-qualified.

Energy efficient air conditioners save energy costs while still allowing you to maintain a proper comfort level. What determines if an air conditioner system is energy efficient? Energy efficiency is measured by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating. In general, the higher the SEER, the less energy is needed for the cooling system to do its job.

To find certified air conditioning and heat pump systems, go to the AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance. Be sure to ask your air conditioning or heat pump installer to provide you with an AHRI Certificate of Product Ratings that verifies the system’s certified performance ratings.