Did you know that there are new refrigerant rules in 2024? Indeed, the federal HFC refrigerant phasedown has its next major milestone in 2024 that homeowners should be aware of. That's why, in this article, we will cover what you need to know about the changes in the new year and how to prepare best based on our knowledge and expertise from over 75 years in business.
Popular HFC Refrigerants Being Phased Down
The federal HFC refrigerant phasedown law, known as the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, phases down HFC refrigerants in a stepwise manner by 85% from the baseline over the next 15 years. January 1, 2024, is a major milestone in the phasedown, as it marks the beginning of a 40% reduction of HFCs from the baseline.
As a homeowner, what you need to understand is that, as we go further into the phasedown, there could be potential refrigerant price hikes and supply issues. In fact, ACHR News has noted that experts believe that this next part of the phasedown could "result in shortages of popular refrigerants such as R-410A and R-134a."
Your HVAC residential unit likely uses R-410A which is a refrigerant impacted by the phasedown. With this in mind, it is a good idea to start thinking ahead and implementing a proper HVAC maintenance routine for your home, including checking refrigerant levels.
It is important to employ the help of professionals and not approach the refrigerant phasedown in a do-it-yourself (DIY) manner.
With such a fast-changing phasedown, getting advice and recommendations from a premier Atlanta HVAC contractor like Estes Services is important.
HVAC Maintenance Key to Preparation
At Estes Services, we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your unit is properly cared for throughout the HFC phasedown. In fact, all of our technicians are licensed and NATE-certified, and our company has won numerous awards over the years for our quality work including most recently the Carrier President's Award in 2023. You can trust us for top-quality ac services in Atlanta, GA, including air-conditioning repair, installation, and tune-up services.
Importantly, we also offer popular maintenance membership plans, and we recommend that you start enjoying the benefits that membership can offer now, including comprehensive cooling maintenance check; filter changeouts; priority service; discounted repairs; and refrigerant leak checks.
Such a maintenance routine can help prevent costly repair bills due to a refrigerant like R-410A being phased down. While you may not see any signs of a price increase or supply issues today, it isn't a guarantee that tomorrow will be the same. That's why HVAC maintenance is key to your preparation.
Schedule Maintenance Service Today
It's a new year with new refrigerant rules but the same Estes family since 1949. You can count on us to keep you up-to-speed with the new refrigerant rules in 2024. In fact, it's our job to help you prepare for the phasedown, and that's why we invite you to join our Membership today.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of a maintenance membership in order to prepare for these refrigerant changes, schedule service with us today. It's that Easy; It's Estes! Since 1949.