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When deciding which air conditioning unit to use, one thing that you should consider is which type of refrigerant the unit uses. R-22 and R-410A are the main two types of refrigerants. Contrary to popular belief, these two types of refrigerants are not interchangeable. Here is some information about the differences between these two types of refrigerants.

R-22 Properties

R-22 is a top brand when it comes to refrigerants. However, this type of refrigerant was discontinued in 2010 because it is a hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), which contributes to the depletion of the ozone. Therefore, R-22 isn’t used for the vast majority of new systems. Therefore, it is generally only necessary to check the type of refrigerant for older systems. Due to the discontinuation of R-22, a supply of this refrigerant tends to be limited.

R-410A Properties

R-410A is one of the most popular refrigerants on the market. This type of refrigerant is a hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC), which does not deplete or damage the ozone layer. Therefore, R-410A is used for the vast majority of residential air conditioners. The R-410A has become the standard when it comes to refrigerants in that you can reasonably expect all new air conditioning units to use R-410A. However, you should still check before making a purchase.

Not only is R-410A better for the Earth’s ozone layer, but it also offers better performance. It releases and absorbs heat more efficiently than the R-22. Therefore, the R-410A will make your compressor run cooler and prevent it from overheating. The R-410A can work at higher pressures than the R-22.

As you can see, there are many differences between the R-22 and the R-410A. For information about your system or these products, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Luxury Air TX. You can also contact us about the air conditioning and heating products and services we offer. Call now with your questions (936) 247-2530

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