Are you relying on an HVAC system that uses R-22 refrigerant? Starting in 2020, consumers will no longer be able to refill their HVAC systems with R-22. New EPA regulations prohibit HVAC companies from purchasing R-22 refrigerant. The ban doesn’t require consumers to replace a functioning R22 refrigerant system. However, as the ban takes affect nationwide, it’s important to evaluate your options if your R-22 system fails and you need a new HVAC system.

One of the best cost-effective options for a new HVAC System is available in the form of a heat pump. A heat pump is a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system that you can reverse to either heat or cool a controlled space. The heat pump constantly moves warm air throughout the home when the heat setting is in use. When it’s warm outside, it reverses direction and acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from your home.

Heat Pumps consist of two main components: an indoor air handler and an outdoor unit that’s like a central air conditioner. The outdoor unit contains a compressor that circulates refrigerant that absorbs and releases heat as it travels between indoor and outdoor units. Heat pumps offer the comfort of air conditioning and heating in one system as well as cost-effective installation and maintenance.

If you’re looking for a new system, look no further than a heat pump. Metz Air Control is your local Trane Comfort Specialist and can provide you with a hassle-free quote for replacement. Give us a call today at 909-614-4125.

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