As a homeowner, the type of refrigerant used in your heating and air system is usually not the first thing on your mind; however, it is important for you to know the key differences between R-22 to 410-A. While spending money on an air conditioning system is not ideal, being informed on updated, on the more efficient, environmentally-friendly, and cost-friendly options can make the impact a little more cushioned.
1. More Environmentally Friendly
The EPA mandated that after 2009, R-22 charged units could no longer be manufactured due to negative impacts on the environment leaving 410-A refrigerant the obvious choice.
2. More Efficient
410-A systems are much more efficient than their R-22 counterparts. 410-A can absorb and release more heat than R-22. (Remember, conditioning a space is essentially transferring heat from one place to another, so if you can absorb and release more heat with 410-A that will increase efficiency.)