R-22 Phaseout and Ban
What you need to know
Jan 1, 2015
Ban on Production, Import and use of all HCFCs except for continuing servicing needs of refrigeration equipment
Jan 1, 2020
Ban on remaining production and import of HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b. After 2020, the servicing of systems with R-22 will rely on recycles or stockpiled quantities
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Tips to keep your systems running
Why an Air Conditioner can trip a CIRCUIT BREAKER
A dirty filter can cause your system to work too hard to pull air and thus draw too much electricity causing circuits to trip
Dirty coils can keep the refrigerant in the condenser from cooling and doing its job. Wash the coils off with water or call for a tune up and we can take care of it
If your fan motor fails, your system cannot cool itself down to work properly
Fan motor fails
When there isn't enough refrigerant, the unit has to work harder to cool and refrigerant down, this pulls more electricity and can trip the circuit breaker
Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance....
Change your filters often!
If you have pets or are doing construction...change them even more frequently...Once a month unless you have extenuating circumstances...Nobody likes a dirty coil!
By far the item that we see come up the most that is completely avoidable is residents not changing their filters often enough, resulting in reduced air flow to their system and then their system working overtime. That dirty filter can only do so much before being clogged up with dust, dirt, pollen, pet hair...gross stuff man...and it makes your system work overtime or even fail. Not COOL...Literally.
The other little known maintenance item that comes up is cleaning your condenser...that big thing that you mow or weed eat around (or pay your gardener to do it) ...it's called a condenser and it gets dirty too...Think about how dirty you get when you mow or do yard work...well that guy sits there and gets dirty, dusty and all around yucky...hose it down every once and a while to keep it clean and it will continue to run for you even longer.
And don't let your pets pee on it either. Uric Acid from the dogs urine will EAT away at the metal in the coil. True Story. We have pictures. See below if you don't believe me. EWWW.
Not interested in any of these items? Call us about the Good, Better, Best Maintenance program and let us do it for you.