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Refrigerant Changes are Coming!

Next year will bring changes to air conditioning and heat pumps. If you're thinking of installing or upgrading your system, now may be the best time for a while.

R-410a, like R-22 before it, is being phased out due to environmental impacts. Effective January 2025, the import and manufacture of systems must move to the new refrigerants, usually R-32 or R-454B. In the long run, this is good for the environment—but in the short-term, there is the potential for teething problems as technology changes.

R-410a systems, on the other hand, have been refined year over year since coming to market in 1996, and are now at the pinnacle of their design. You can mitigate the risks that come with new technology by installing or replacing your system this year.

But don't panic! While new R-410A will be forbidden in new installations, it will still be available to repair existing systems for years to come. It is also industry practice to collect used refrigerants for disposal, and in the future, R-410A collection will likely transition to recovery and reuse, as occurred with R-22 previously. And as long as the refrigerant is contained in the system, it isn't causing any problem—so if your system is still working well, there's no rush to get rid it.


Tired of the sticky Upstate New York summers? An A/C system can make your home pleasant during those humid days of summer.
Window Unit Central Air Heat Pump
Cools the area in which it is located Cools the whole house Both heats and cools depending on weather
Requires annual mounting/removing Permanently installed Permanently installed
Several needed for average house One unit for whole house One unit heats and cools, lowering energy consumption costs
Operating noise in living space Quietly operates outside or in basement/closet Quietly operates outside or in basement/closet

Integrated with your existing furnace, a central air system uses the existing ductwork to cool your whole house. Compared to operating several window units, a central air system is more efficient and has lower operating costs.

Heat Pumps

A heat pump is an air conditioner that can operate in reverse, collecting heat from outdoors and pumping it into your house. Since heat pumps collect ambient outdoor heat during cool weather, rather than consuming fuel to create it, they use less energy than a furnace. For a nominal increase in cost, a heat pump offers considerable savings versus other kinds of heat. Learn more about heat pumps.


The best way to keep your system running is regular servicing. The outdoor portion of your A/C system, the condenser, is subject to an uncontrolled environment—dust, critters and insects, temperature extremes and more. Servicing involves cleaning it out and lubricating fan motors to ensure it operates well. We also check the system's refrigerant levels. Proper servicing ensures that you'll get many years out of the appliance, and keeps it at peak efficiency to hold operating costs down.

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