When an air conditioning unit in Las Vegas fails, the question to repair or replace is common. Depending on the age of the system, the choice could have already been made. Governmental regulations change through time as new coolants are introduced. Coolants that become phased out, make certain air conditioning units obsolete and in some cases environmentally unsafe.
When regulations change, the professionals at Superior Heating & Air are there to help you understand the state of your air conditioning unit in Las Vegas. The make, model and year of your unit will determine if you should repair or replace. Newer units typically adhere to the current environmental standards and repairing those units shouldn’t be a problem.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website states: “In the United States, ozone-depleting substances (ODS) are regulated as class I or class II controlled substances. Class I substances have a higher ozone depletion potential and have been completely phased out in the U.S.; with a few exceptions, this means no one can produce or import class I substances. Class II substances are all hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which are transitional substitutes for many class I substances. New production and import of most HCFCs will be phased out by 2020. The most common HCFC in use today is HCFC-22 or R-22, a refrigerant still used in existing air conditioners and refrigeration equipment.”
If your air conditioning unit in Las Vegas is using the R-22 refrigerant, you may want to consult with a professional about your options prior to the year 2020. While you may not need a replacement today, it’s always good to understand your options for the future.
Keeping up on the trends for an air conditioning unit in Las Vegas, is important. If you need immediate assistance with your air conditioning unit in Las Vegas, please contact Superior Heating & Air at (702) 324-7597.