While I have been aware of what’s coming for some years now, I still really didn’t do much at all about it.
Here we are just months before 2020 begins and the use of the HVAC refrigerant R 22 ends.
The first day of the new year will be the day that this type of refrigerant will no longer be produced in the United States. Given the impact it has on the ozone, I have to say that I am completely in favor of getting rid of it. The chlorofluorocarbon reduction over the last few decades has brought repair to the ozone layer. I’m just having a hard time deciding whether or not to rip out the old HVAC unit at my home. The thing is well past its prime anyway but, it still runs. It’s not easy for me to junk something that still works. But, the fact that it needs the R 22, just further devalues it. So, I came up with a check list to help me make the decision. I’ll check the regional prices on HVAC installation first. Then I will find a recommended HVAC contractor come out to help me. I’ll also have him check to be sure the ductwork in my house is still okay. Then there is the whole business with the SEER rating and what sort of efficiency I want. I guess it’s time to get real proactive about this HVAC replacement issue. The decision already seems made to me. It just makes the most sense to upgrade the HVAC system in my home.