Nancy explains how R1234YF refrigerant is becoming standard for all vehicles. Learn how this improves the environment, but will affect your pocket.
When you turn your air conditioning on in your vehicle, all you’re thinking is where is that cold air?
Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. No one wants to sweat in their vehicle while driving, not at all. You probably never gave it much thought on how your air conditioning system gets cold, but you will if your vehicle is one of the many vehicles manufactured with R-1234yf Freon.
This Freon is much friendlier to the environment than the R-134a. And it will be government-mandated in all new vehicles by 2021. Freon is a refrigerant gas that becomes pressurized from a gas, into a liquid, and back into a gas as it passes through your air conditioning system.
This still may not mean much to you, but believe me, your wallet is going to be crying the next time your air conditioning system develops a leak, and you need this new Freon, R-1234yf.
The cost of the new Freon is significantly more than R-134a. R-134a costs on the average about $12 a pound, while the new Freon costs more than 10 times that. Your air conditioning system, remember, may hold up to two pounds of Freon. So calculate that. Ouch.
How much are you willing to pay to keep cool? Try and stay cool this summer, and if your air conditioning system is not working, call us today, or schedule an appointment through our website for a free AC check.
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