According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “as of January 01, 2020, the discontinuation of HCFC-22 and 410a refrigerant will take effect.” What does this mean for residential and commercial consumers in Rhode Island? Consumers with an older model cooling system will have to rely on an expert technician with experience in stockpiled or recycled parts. In an effort to stay compliant with EPA carbon emissions regulations R-22 and 410a coolant is being phased out. The AC installation professionals at McKee Brothers Energy Solutions discuss the benefits of a new AC system.

The Benefits Of A New AC System

1. 10 Year Or Older AC Model

To protect the environment, the EPA no longer allows the production of Freon. Many air conditioning models made in the last 10 years and don’t use Freon, but many homeowners and businesses are relying on a unit that’s at least 15 to 20 years old. An air conditioning system is an investment you should reasonably expect to last 10 to 15 years (with the proper care and use). However, if your unit recently went out or needs repairs, this is an opportunity to replace your older system and stay compliant with current FDA Freon laws.

2. Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

With warmer climate on the way, many people will experience increased allergies even indoors. A properly ventilated unit can dilute or remove indoor air pollutants. Harmful air pollutants like mold spores travel in the air and ventilation system of your unit and can cause respiratory illness or allergies. A new  AC system can help you get ahead of allergy season.

3. Avoid Costly Repairs

Avoid costly repairs by replacing your unit with a newer model. A new energy efficient model can also save you money. McKee Brothers Energy Solutions has experience with energy efficient installation models. They understand how a simple AC system addition like a smart thermostat can save you money, allow you to control your device with a smartphone, PC, or tablet, provide geo-capability features, programmable features, and voice control functions.

If you’re interested in a new cooling system install, you’re invited to contact us at McKee Brothers Energy Solutions for more details!


Bob Villa

Environmental Protection Agency