Freon – An Important Component for your AC Unit

Air conditioning units are valuable pieces of equipment come summertime. We depend on them every day to stay cool and comfortable. When temperatures are on the rise in Eugene, these units can keep your home at a pleasant temperature. Aside from the common uses of air conditioners, are you aware of the important components necessary to keep these machines functioning properly? One of them is Freon, a colorless gas which serves in a refrigeration capacity to cool the warm air in your AC unit. The version of Freon, known as M099, is an EPA-approved replacement for its precursor, the widespread R22.

With a verified safety rating of A1, M099 is equivalent to its predecessors in that important regard. And because of its non-ozone depleting properties, M099 is uniquely attractive from an environmental standpoint. Brought to market by DuPont more than seven years ago, this safe and ecologically sound form of Freon has gradually been introduced to AC systems across the nation in what amounts to a large-scale retrofitting. Because M099 was designed with both compatibility and efficiency in mind, it is perfectly suitable for use in AC units designed around R22 and is unlikely to exceed existing energy requirements, even during the height of summer.

Freon works in conjunction with coils and compressors. The AC compresses the gas, making it very warm in the process. As the gas travels through the coils, it cools down and liquefies. The cooled Freon absorbs the heat from outside air and subsequently pushes cold air into your home. This results in a constant cycle of hot air being drawn in and cool air being pushed out. For many homeowners, this is how cold air is produced inside the home.

Ensure you’re using the most current technology available, while taking advantage of ecologically sound refrigerant such as M099. Jco Heating & Air Conditioning can help you out every step of the way. We offer the best air conditioning installation services in Eugene, OR and our products are outstanding. If you have any questions about Freon or would like to schedule an appointment, call Jco Heating & Air Conditioning today!