Why is the U.S. Government Phasing Out R-22?

Government Tariffs Schedule an Energy ConsultationIt’s quite simple – Ozone Layer Depletion. The stratospheric ozone layer is Earth’s “sunscreen” – protecting living things from too much ultraviolet radiation. The emission of ozone-depleting substances has been damaging the ozone layer. But through domestic and international action, the ozone layer is healing and should fully recover by about 2065.

How the Government Phasing Out R-22 Affects You

The U.S. Government has announced a mandatory phaseout of Freon™ 22 (R-22) refrigerant with a complete production halt by 2020. The phase-out has already caused the price of R-22 to significantly increase each year. When air conditioners require additional R-22, it is an indication of a leak in the system. Current law requires the leak to be located and repaired before adding R-22 to the system, which can be time-consuming and costly. In these cases, along with the Government Phase Out, a system replacement is likely the best resolution and the most cost-effective in the long run.

What Are Your Options?

If your air conditioning unit is showing signs of a system failure, it may be time to replace your air conditioning system. SMO Energy’s team of Energy Consultants are available to come to your home for a free energy consultation to discuss your options. They can answer your questions about waiting to replace your system versus the benefits of replacing it now. With nationwide price increases on R-22 and steel, the price of replacement is anticipated to go up.  The good news is, SMO Energy is currently running our biggest sale of the year where we are doubling manufacturers’ rebates on system replacements and these steep discounts can be combined with utility rebates, to save you even more!

Why Choose SMO Energy?

We are a family-owned, full-service heating and cooling company that has been providing the Southern Maryland region, Anne Arundel County, and Prince George’s County with total home comfort solutions since 1926.

SMO technicians continually strengthen their skills by attending regular classes at our state-of-the-art training facility, the Shymansky Institute. Our technicians care about you and take the time to go above and beyond repairing your HVAC equipment, by also addressing any concerns you may have with other HVAC equipment in your home and make any recommendations for the future of your home comfort. Courteous, professional, clean and efficient service is what you can expect from SMO’s NATE-certified technicians. Whatever your AC needs may be, our qualified technicians have you covered.

We offer:

    • Air conditioning repair, replacement, and installation
    • System maintenance, annual tune-ups, and servicing
    • Quality products and dependable service

Our energy consultants provide free in-home appointments and estimates. We offer 0% financing on new equipment for qualified clients. Whether you are looking to repair, replace or upgrade your air conditioner, we will work with you to find the right equipment for your home and budget. 

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