Queen Creek air conditioning
Queen Creek air conditioning
For decades, the refrigerant of choice for home air conditioning systems has been Freon. The Freon, known as R-22 (Refrigerant 22) has been slowly phased out of circulation from home air conditioning. Since 2015, no home air conditioning units have been made with R-22 Freon. In 2020, the Freon will no longer be sold to HVAC Contractors. After Jan. 1st. 2020 whatever stockpile is leftover, will be sold off as soon as possible and freon won't be available for even the most basic repairs.
If your system was built before 2015, you have about a 50% chance of having a Freon ac system. Before 2006, closer to an 80% chance . The new refrigerant has been used for newer systems for over a decade now. 410A Refrigerant is the replacement for R-22 Freon.
If you have a leak, you won't be able to recharge your R-22 Freon air conditioner or heat pump. Very soon, there won't be any R-22 Freon left. If your air conditioner or heat pump has a refrigerant leak, you will need to replace your entire R-22 Freon air conditioner or heat pump system. You must start planning to replace your system as soon as possible in order to avoid being stuck without air conditioning.
If you have a refrigerant leak, its a very good idea to get it repaired as soon as possible. If the leak is non repairable, you should consider replacing the entire system as soon as you can. Once the Freon is no longer available you won't have a choice.
We can diagnose your refrigerant leak and let you know whether or not you should replace now or later. If replacement is needed, we can give you a quote on the spot. Usually, it takes about 20 minutes to prepare a hand written quote for replacement of a full heating and cooling system.
After January 1st, 2020, R-22 Freon will become obsolete. If your system is an older Freon system, you should start planning to replace it. R-22 Freon has become very expensive and is costing much more than ever before. In some cases, Its really not worth it to use any longer. If you think you may have a Freon leak, Call Queen Creek Air Conditioning at 480-466-3552
Our customers ask us most often
How much does a Freon leak cost to fix?
This can vary largely as it depends on whether or not you had previously diagnosed the Freon leak. Sometimes a Freon leak can be resolved by adding a Leak Sealant to the AC unit. Its also possible that a leak is coming from a schrader core at the Freon port of the AC system, where the Freon is added. (its like a valve stem on a tire)
Can a Freon leak be fixed?
If the Freon leak is at the Evaporative coil (as in many cases) your usually better off to replace the entire AC system. R-22 Freon will soon be unavailable and basically means that replacing the Evaporative coil could be a complete waste of your money. (Average cost of Coil replacement is $3,000.00)
How much does it cost to replace Freon in central AC?
The average cost of Freon is determined by how much the AC unit needs. If its only a Lb. low, you may pay as little as $150.00 Larger Freon leaks will need more Freon and could be as much as 20 Lbs. of Freon for larger AC units.
How long does it take to fix a Freon leak?
The average time spent is about 1 hour if we replace a schrader core or add a Freon Leak Sealant.
Does a Freon leak mean I need to get a new home AC unit?
If the Freon Leak is only a minor leak and can possibly be fixed by using a Freon Leak Sealant or by replacing the schrader core, you may continue using the AC system. However, If its a major Freon Leak, such as at the indoor or outdoor coil, you should replace the AC System.
2020 AC Repair Cost for home Air Conditioner Freon Recharge;
The average cost in the Phoenix area is approx. $150.00 per Lb. of Freon. Some companies charge an additional labor fee on top of that, and possibly a trip charge or service call as well.
Its important to note that due to the Federal EPA Laws, HVAC Contractors have had to pay more for the cost of Freon, not to mention the demand has increased in the last year due to public awareness of the soon coming Freon disappearance.
Queen Creek Air Conditioning charges $125.00 per Lb. and that's including labor. We may recommend a Leak Sealant to help slow or fix the Freon Leak , if so that would be additional. Its also additional for replacing the Schrader Core, but well worth it if that's where the leak is coming from.
If you think you have a Freon leak, Don't ignore it. Call Queen Creek Air Conditioning for a Fast Service Call and Get it checked. Call 480-466-3552
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