Let’s face it: in the hot summer months, as long as your air conditioner is working properly, you’re probably not paying much attention to it. So, it’s no surprise that you might not know how your AC works (no worries, that’s what we’re here for).
One of the most important parts of your home’s heating and cooling systems is the refrigerant, a compound that acts as a heat exchanger in both air conditioning units and heat pumps to cool and warm up your home.
While refrigerant is a critical part of your air conditioner, it’s also pretty bad for the environment, which is why some of the standard refrigerants are being phased out. Here are the different refrigerants that your air conditioner or heat pump may be using and what you need to do to prepare for the transition.