What is A/C Refrigerant?

2 Types of A/C Refrigerant

Freon (R-22)

  • For over 50 years, older models used Freon as an A/C refrigerant. In just 2 years this refrigerant will no longer be imported or produced.

Puron (R410-A)

  • Puron is more environmentally friendly. All new A/C systems use R410-A since R-22 (or Freon) is no longer.

All forms of refrigerant work the same. They absorb heat and humidity from the home’s air and transfer it through the condenser and coil. Puron is not interchangeable with Freon—you choose one or the other and your air cooling equipment is designed to operate with it.

If you have an older A/C, it might be using Freon. If it ever leaks, the costs to refill it will be higher as it is produced less and less.

For more information on the phasing out of freon, you can call us! You can also get details from the EPA info sheet.

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Upgrading your A/C or need the refrigerant recharged, we’re available 24/7 days and 24 hours to fit your schedule. You can fill out a contact form or call us anytime, at your convenience. We serve northern Illinois and Chicago suburbs. From Algonquin to Elgin to Lake in the Hills and to Woodstock, to just name a few locations.