Replacing an R22 HVAC Unit Could Save You Money Immediately

Replacing an R22 HVAC Unit Could Save You Money Immediately

With the final phase-out of R22 refrigerant now complete, the price of maintaining your R22 HVAC Unit is higher than ever. Moving forward, what should you do? Here are a few reasons why the replacement of your HVAC unit could help you save money in the long run:

R22 Unit Repairs Are Expensive

Facility Managers - CMI MechanicalIn order to protect the ozone layer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began restricting the production and importation of R-22 refrigerant in January 2010 with a plan to phase it out completely by January 2020. As a result, manufacturers began shifting and producing equipment to run on the new R41 0A refrigerant. Anyone still requiring R-22, will be at the mercy of the market. Prices to repair the now outdated R-22 units are through-the-roof expensive!

Does Your Commercial Mechanical Contractor Have R22 In Stock?

Stressed Man In Front of PC - CMI MechanicalIt’s not likely that your commercial mechanical contractor will have R22 in stock. As of January 1, 2020, supply is restricted to whatever refrigerant can be reclaimed from older-units. But there are no guarantees that it will be available at the moment you need it for your existing R22 air conditioner.

Replacing an R22 HVAC Unit Will Reduce Your Tax Bill

New laws provide large tax breaks for upgrading and installing a new system. The new law allows you to write off the entire amount of your purchase in the year that you bought it, meaning depreciation is not necessary. For commercial system business owners, this is a big incentive to replace their existing system. Under the old law, HVAC equipment had to be depreciated for as long as 39 years. B

ut the truth is, no air conditioning system is going to last that long. Owners were never able to write off the full amount of their system before they had to replace it.

Potential Savings

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You could choose to wait to replace your R22 HVAC Unit until it breaks. But for most people, the decision to wait may not work in their favor. If the system breaks down during the peak of a hot summer day, the fallout could prove to be more of a headache than simply replacing the unit on your own terms.

Because R22 HVAC Units have now been fully phased out, there is little chance of finding a reasonable cost to repair your existing unit when it breaks. And furthermore, these tax breaks may not last forever! The immediate benefit to your wallet and sanity is apparent. Save yourself some future trouble by getting out in front of this issue. The potential savings are worth it –both to your wallet and your sanity when your existing equipment does breakdown.

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At CMI Mechanical, our pro team is well aware of the dilemma our customers face with their existing R22 HVAC units. In our estimation, replacing the equipment before it breaks down is the best way to go. Not only will you avoid the headache of lost productivity and possible health and safety issues, but you’ll be well-positioned to save money on taxes and future repairs. Call our experienced team for a conversation about it: (303) 364-3443.

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