R22 versus 410A?


Old 02-01-14, 02:34 PM
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R22 versus 410A?

I got a quote for a heat pump replacement, and the guy suggested going with R22 and buying a tank of refrigerant to have on hand. Is R22 being phased out? He also stated that the heat pumps that use 410A have to have precise measurements in the duct work to work properly. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-01-14, 04:23 PM
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Time to get at least two more quotes.
Make sure you mention the last guys suggestion, we all need a good laugh.
Bet he's got an old unit he's trying to dump on you.
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Is R22 being phased out?
Pretty much.
Like Joe mentioned get a few more estimates and stick with 410A in the new unit you purchase.

From the EPA's website:
chemical manufacturers will no longer be able to produce, and companies will no longer be able to import, R-22 for use in new A/C equipment after 2010, but they can continue production and import of R-22 until 2020 for use in servicing existing equipment.
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