R22 Your Options
If your system(s) are running on R22, then you have the following options:
R22 Phase Out Option 1: Do Nothing
If you are considering doing nothing to your system, you should consider its purpose and its function within the business. We advise clients to upgrade or replace strategic systems that are important to business functions (server rooms, refrigeration etc). If a systems function is critical, then this option should not be adopted, as failure will have a serious impact on your business. If you leave these R22 systems and they break down or it leaks, it cannot be repaired and you will be faced with either of the following options.
R22 Phase Out Option 2: Conversion
In some cases, it may be possible to convert your system using a drop-in refrigerant. If your equipment is well maintained and hasn’t been previously converted, converting your system could be a solution. However, you need to consider the age of the system as the mechanical nature of air conditioning systems mean that their functional performance deteriorates with age. This leads to loss of efficiency and increased running costs that could end up costing you more than the long term savings of the new energy efficient air conditioning system running on R410A, for example.
R22 Phase Out Option 3: Replace
It is quite likely that the systems under review using R22 refrigerant are around 10 to 15 years old, so replacement is the best option to consider. However, this can present a major capital outlay.
Athena Air can offer a range of lease purchase options to spread the cost of your replacement equipment.
Our design staff can recommend the latest energy efficient equipment that will not only help reduce your companies effect on the environment, but can also save a huge amount on your energy bills (often the cost savings with new efficient systems offset the install within an estimated 3-4 years). A further consideration is how many changes to the buildings layout have taken place since the system was installed. Building use, changes layout and headcount can all be affecting the cooling and heating requirements. A new system can be designed to accommodate these changes.
If you would like a member of our design and installation team to visit you, please call today.