The HVAC Industry’s Transition Away from R-410A

The HVAC industry is undergoing a significant transformation, and it is important for our customers to understand this change. 

What You Need to Know

By December 31, 2024, the manufacture of HVAC systems that utilize R-410A refrigerant will come to a halt. This means a significant reduction in the production of R-410A refrigerant, a key component in modern air conditioning systems. This transition reflects a proactive initiative to adopt refrigerants that are more environmentally friendly, characterized by lower Global Warming Potential (GWP).

Why the Change?

R-410A has been identified as a driver of climate change due to its elevated GWP. In contrast, alternatives like R-32 and R454B offer substantially lower environmental impacts.

What Should Homeowners Do?

To mitigate the impact and costs of these changes, homeowners can take proactive measures ahead of the December 31, 2024 deadline. 

If your system is nearing the end of its lifespan, consider upgrading before these changes occur. Opting for a new, dependable system that utilizes current R-410A refrigerants remains a highly practical choice. As R-410A refrigerant will be available for the foreseeable future should your system require it.

If your existing HVAC system is newer and operating without any problems, secure a service agreement to prolong your systems life. Having your HVAC system regularly serviced by a licensed professional will ensure it is operating at peak performance and help to avoid a costly repair. 

By seeking expert guidance and taking proactive steps, you can ensure your home remains comfortable for the foreseeable future. If you need assistance navigating these changes, the experts at Burkholder’s Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help.

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Looking Ahead

As we step into a new era of HVAC system manufacturing, sustainability takes center stage. Embracing these eco-friendly alternatives to R-410A allows us to cultivate a healthier planet for generations to come, all while maintaining the comfort of our indoor spaces.