In the middle of this frigid winter, you may wonder what device is causing your living room to maintain that comfortable 72 degree temperature. Most homes are equipped with a central heating system, though the parts that make up that heating system can be a bit confusing. What is my heating system, and how does it function?
Hauser Air will take you along for a look at the definitions of heaters, furnaces, and boilers, and how they actually work.
HCFC-22, commonly known as R-22 freon, has long been used as an efficient, non-flammable, and non-toxic refrigerant. In recent years, this popular refrigerant has been identified as an ozone-depleting substance (ODS) and subject to legislation. Due to its ozone depletion potential (ODP) and a global warming potential (GWP), all HCFCs have been designated “Class II” ODS and subject to phase out per the Montreal Protocol and U.S. Clean Air Act.
The process of ending the U.S. use of R-22 freon refrigerant began in the 1980s. Legislators recognized that R-22 could not be eliminated overnight without severe economic impacts to the private and public sectors. The process is now nearing its completion in 2020. As of January 1, 2020, the production, importation, and installments of all R-22 will be illegal throughout the U.S. Homeowners who have an older AC unit need to be aware of what this means for them.
As a homeowner, whether or not this change will affect you depends on the age of your home’s AC system. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put increasing pressure on manufacturers to reduce the production and importation of R-22, with a goal of reaching a 99.5% reduction rate by 2020. If your unit was replaced or installed within the last 5 to 10 years, you are likely to have a system that uses R-410A, which is a newer acceptable type of refrigerant.
In the case of AC systems installed before 2010, it is likely that these units use R-22 refrigerant to operate. In most cases, you can determine the age of your unit by looking at the serial number. Usually the first four digits of the serial number indicate the date of manufacture. If you are unsure of how to determine the age of you unit, Hauser Air will be happy to help.
If you do have an older R-22 AC unit, now is the time to plan your home’s transition to a new compliant system. While freon will be available for some time even after the ban is imposed, the supply will be limited and likely to become very expensive. In some cases, the installation of an R-410A converter will be an option. This retrofit could solve the problem for some specific units, but not all.
While you may continue to use an R-22 AC unit even after the ban, be aware that it will inevitably need service or repair at some point in the future. Though maximizing the service life of your current unit may seem sensible, taking a proactive approach to replacement could spare you the headache and expensive of an emergency down the road.
Hauser Air is highly knowledgeable and ready to assist you with determining the best options for your AC system and home comfort needs. Contact us today!
‘Tis the season to grab the family and enjoy cookies with two holiday pals: Santa Claus and Howie the Bear! All are welcome to this timeless annual tradition held at our West Chester offices on the evening of December 12. Please feel free to call us at 513-777-7979 with any questions about this festive Christmas event.
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You know it’s the holiday season when two of your favorites are together again: Howie the Bear and Santa Claus! Come all – young and old – to this timeless annual tradition held at our West Chester offices. Please feel free to call us at 513-777-7979 with any questions about this festive Christmas event.
Hauser Air marketing director, Amanda Poling, thanks our raving Cincinnati fans for voting us “Best of the North” winners three years in a row. Be our guest on October 17th at the Sharonville Convention Center, to vote Hauser Air as Best Heating and Air Company!
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Howie the Bear knows all about…BASEBALL. A huge Cincinnati Reds fan, Howie will be leading the Hauser Air team as we participate in this year’s Opening Day Parade!
The parade steps off from Findlay Market at noon on Monday, April 2 and lasts about 2 hours. The parade travels south from the market on Race Street for about 10 blocks then heads east on Fifth Street for about 5 blocks. Come join us!
Opening Day is baseball’s annual festival and nowhere is it experienced like it is in the Queen City. Before the first home game each season, Cincinnati celebrates our team with a parade of floats, music and dancing. Plus, an opportunity to hang with all of your favorite mascots! Some revelers will even go to the game afterwards, to watch the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs.
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The best part? Exclusive deals from Hauser Air! That’s right. Hauser Air appears in The Greater Cincinnati Relocation & Newcomer Guide as a friendly local heating and air provider. We are here to help fresh Cincinnatians to feel comfortable in their new homes. Welcome to Cincinnati, from Hauser Air!
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