Everything You Need to Know About R22 Refrigerant Replacement


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Have you just found out that you need to have R22 refrigerant replacement performed on your air conditioner in order to keep it cooling well? Or maybe you’ve been told that you have a freon A/C and that it’s hard to find new refrigerant if you run out?

No matter the reason why you’re seeking more information about R22/freon replacement, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s what you need to know so you can make good decisions about air conditioning for your home. 

What is R22 Refrigerant?

R22 is the substance that many air conditioners 10 years old or older use to cool air before it gets blown into a home or another space. This refrigerant is also called “freon” or “R22 freon.” 

Because freon is a major environmental pollutant and can be hard to dispose of properly, the federal government has phased it out or use for new air conditioners. However, older units still rely on R22.

At this point in time, it can be hard to find someone who can do an R22 refrigerant replacement simply because the substance is becoming increasingly rare. When you can find it, it can be very expensive.

When Do I Need R22 Replacement?

If your freon A/C has a refrigerant leak, then you’ll need to replace any refrigerant that is no longer inside the unit. Air conditioners can develop a severe freon leak, or they can simply leak tiny bits of R22 freon at a time. 

Whether your freon leak is big or small, you’ll eventually notice that your air conditioner isn’t cooling as well, even though it runs well, turns on and off as needed, and generally seems to work. At this point, you’ll need an R22 replacement if you want to keep using that air conditioner to stay cool at home. Replacements are no longer available for R22 condensers – you can discuss options with your Bell Brothers specialist.

How Do I Find the R22 Refrigerant that I Need?

At Bell Brothers, we have the R22 freon that you need if you want to keep your older air conditioner working well. We offer competitive prices on an R22 freon replacement and we’d be happy to work on your air conditioner. 

Give us a call and we’ll send an R22 replacement specialist to your home. We’ll make sure that replacing your freon is the right solution, then let you know how much it will cost and how long it will take.