By now most of you have heard of the EPA;s phaseout schedule for HCFCs including R22 mandate.
Effective January 1, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency, under Title VI of the Clean Air Act, will no longer allow air conditioning equipment that uses the refrigerant R-22 (commonly known by the brand name Freon®) to be manufactured. This new mandate is designed to protect the environment from ozone depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) that can be released through leaks and improper disposal.
A new refrigerant, 410A, (commonly known by brand names like Puron®) is available and is less harmful to the ozone or environment if it leaks from an air conditioning system.
As due diligence to our clients, as Agents we need to inform buyers and sellers when we write or recommend a home warranty plan as to how this change will impact their claims via home warranties. Learn how plan providers treat this and educate your clients BEFORE they purchase a plan.