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Woodruff Energy Informs Homeowners About R-22 Ban and Refrigerant Alternatives for AC Units


Bridgeton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/18/2019 -- Woodruff Energy, the air conditioning installation professionals in Salem County, NJ, are dedicated to informing their valued clients about relevant news in the world of HVAC and home energy. The company is shedding light on the recent ban on R-22, a common refrigerant used in most air conditioning units built before 2010, its environmental impact, and new alternatives for cooling systems and coolants in the U.S.

R-22, informally referred to by the brand name, FreonĀ©, is being phased out as a result of studies conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA has determined that R-22 is a harmful hydrochlorofluorocarbon, or HCFC, that has detrimental effects on the ozone layer when released into the air. This scientific assertion has led to the R-22 ban, which should reach 100 percent by next year. Woodruff Energy explains that, with the proven negative environmental impacts of R-22 and the prices for R-22 refills reaching an all-time high, it is infeasible for homeowners with older AC units to continue using R-22.

The company has recognized that there are R-22-alternative refrigerants available, but they want to inform the community that these options are not suitable for long-term use as they lead to inefficiency and underperformance in most AC units. Woodruff Energy encourages homeowners to consider the financial and environmental costs of old air conditioners running on the damaging chemical and, instead, think about replacing their unit with a newer one that runs entirely on R-410A, a refrigerant comparable to R-22 without the HCFC label.

According to Woodruff Energy, it is essential that their customers weigh the options and wisely choose to protect the ozone layer (and their wallets) by switching to a newer and more efficient AC unit that adheres to the EPA's regulations. For more information on the R-22 ban or to request a professional AC installation in or around Salem County, NJ, visit the company website or give them a call today.

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A fifth-generation, family owned business, Woodruff Energy has a history of success and dependability throughout the region. With a solid foundation in the energy sector, Woodruff Energy is the region's leader in providing total in-home and commercial comfort technology. To contact Woodruff Energy, please call or visit their website, www.woodruffenergy.com.