January 1, 2020, The Environmental Protection Agency bans the production and import of HCFC-22 (Refrigerant / Freon).
What you need to know about the EPA’s ban.
- After 2020 the servicing of air conditioning systems will rely on recycled or stockpiled quantities.
- You can continue to have your equipment containing R22 serviced.
- Have your R22 equipment properly maintained by a professional, EPA Certified HVAC Contractor / Technician to minimize environmental damage and maintenance cost.
- As supplies of R22 become more limited, the price to service equipment with R22 will rise.
- When you purchase a new system, it will use a alternative refrigerant such as R410A.
Buyer Beware! Don’t Be A Victim of Unlicensed Contractors !!!
Did you know in Texas, it is unlawful to service, repair or replace air conditioning and heating equipment unless the contractor is licensed by the State of Texas. Only licensed contractors are properly trained and have demonstrated that they have the skills and experience to service heating and air conditioning equipment. To earn a state license, a contractor has demonstrated that he is experienced and passed a state administered test of their knowledge. In order to renew their annual license, licensed contractors are required to carry insurance and must attend an approved continued education courses.
If, you use an unlicensed, unqualified air conditioning and heating contractor, you may be getting more than you bargained for. Using an unlicensed, unqualified air conditioning and heating contractor is a consumer safety issue. You run the risk of purchasing an unsafe repair, unsafe installation. Poor performance, fires or unsafe levels of carbon monoxide can result from improperly serviced, repaired or replaced equipment.
You may even be purchasing stolen equipment. If, you purchase stolen equipment, the manufacturer will not honor any warranty.
Unlicensed contractors always charge less than the licensed contractor. They don’t have the expenses and expertise, that a licensed contractor have. They skirt the law, they cut corners, they are unscrupulous, they perform shoddy and unskilled work, they rarely have insurance, they seldom return or cannot be located to fix problems that their unlicensed workmanship caused.
Price should not be a distinguishing factor when purchasing air conditioning and heating repairs, services and equipment. There is much more to it. A licensed contractor has all the required licenses, certifications, insurance, education, expertise, tools to perform proper repairs, service and equipment installation.
“It is unwise to pay to much, but it is worse to pay to little. When you pay to much, you loose a little money, that is all. When you pay to little, you sometimes loose everything, because the thing you bought is incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run and if you can do that you will have enough for something better”. John Ruskin (1819-1900)
Air Conditioning and Heating is a specialized field, that requires education, experience, licenses, certifications. Be Smart, Use Only Licensed Contractors. By the way, Larry owner of Arctic Comfort is a Master Licensed Contractor.
Residential Heating & Air Conditioning News for Home & Business Owners
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