It's that time of year again where your A/C unit is working on over time.
If you're running into air conditioning troubles, consider the following:
1. The age of your system
2. The type of your refrigerant your system contains
(this information can be obtained from the sticker on your outside unit)
3. Energy efficiency
When a service technician gives you the diagnosis of your air conditioning system, here are some facts about R22 to help you make an informed decision.
If your system contains R-22 it will be costly to repair, however it can be done, depending on the AC issue.
R-22 systems are most commonly replaced by an R410-A system.
Don't let cowboys recommend a replacement until the root of your issue is found. Only then can you weigh the pros and cons.