Summer is in full swing, and that means one thing for many homeowners: air conditioning season!
If you are like most people, your AC unit is getting a lot of use right now. But what happens when it’s time to replace your old unit? Can you recycle it? This blog post will answer your commonly asked questions about AC recycling.
So, can you recycle your old AC unit? The answer is yes! Recycling your old AC unit is a great way to help the environment. Not only does it keep harmful chemicals and materials out of landfills, but it also reduces the amount of energy needed to produce new AC units.
If you are disposing of your unit at a recycling center that accepts them, remove the door, drain the refrigerant, and dispose of any hazardous material separately. AC units can be heavy so if you are planning on moving them yourself, be sure to take the proper safety precautions. We recommend hiring a professional to do the job for you.
You should also contact your local utility company, as some offer AC recycling programs. And finally, check with your municipality to see if there are any special regulations or programs in place for recycling old AC units.
The good news is that many companies offer AC recycling services. Simply search for “AC recycling near me,” and you will find a list of reputable companies in your area. Once you have found a company that offers AC recycling services, the process is pretty simple. Most companies will come to your home and pick up your old AC unit for you. They will then take it to their facility, where it will be dismantled and recycled.
The Environmental Protection Agency warns that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are ozone-depleting substances that release greenhouse gases and contribute to global climate change. Therefore, it is illegal to vent these gases into the atmosphere when disposing of or recycling an air conditioner.
We hope this blog post has answered all of your questions about AC recycling. It’s essential to have your HVAC system checked regularly to extend the lifespan of your unit.
The VIP Plan from Air Rescue is designed with these needs in mind. Whether you have one unit or many units at your business, this plan will ensure that all equipment is well-maintained by our expert technicians, who know how to get the job done right!