Elkhorn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. • Elkhorn Electric, Inc.

Residential & Commercial

Heating Air Conditioning Electrical • Ventilation Refrigeration

Serving the Denver, Colorado Metro area

Office: 303-975-8809
3869 Norwood Dr., Suite 9
Littleton, CO 80125
info@ ElkHVAC.com

410A - Keeping You Cool & Protecting the Environment!


Most air-conditioners and heat pumps sold around the world use a refrigerant called R-22. Emissions of R-22 are considered by some experts to be a significant factor in depleting the ozone layer that protects animals and people from harmful rays from the sun.

410A Cylinder Families now have the choice to ask for an air-conditioner or heat pump that uses a more efficient and environmentally friendlier refrigerant called 410A or R-410A when buying a new system for their home.

Replacing Your Old Air Conditioner?
You should select a new system that doesn't use ozone-depleting refrigerants.

Why? Because by selecting R-410A you eliminate the possibility that refrigerant leaking from your system might contribute to the hole in the ozone layer, and you'll also be investing in a comfort system that will last you for many years to come.

What Makes R-410A a Better Refrigerant?

It's Environmentally Friendlier
If your system ever leaks, the escaping refrigerant won't contribute to ozone depletion!

You Avoid the Risk that R-22 could Become Expensive or Difficult to Get When your System Needs to be Repaired in a Few Years
The old refrigerant R-22 will be phased out along with other ozone depleting chemicals, and both supply and demand of this chemical will be significantly affected by current and upcoming regulations. By selecting an air conditioner or heat pump that uses R-410A, you will avoid the risk associated with purchasing a product that is destined to become obsolete.

R-410A Systems Can be More Reliable than R-22 Systems
R-410A air conditioners and heat pumps are today's "state of the art" systems, and utilize the most current technology available for efficient and reliable operation. The heart of every air conditioner or heat pump is the compressor, and newer systems are specifically designed to use R-410A refrigerant. They often incorporate smaller, heavier-duty "scroll-type" compressors that are quieter and operate with less damaging vibration than older compressors that operate on R-22. Since R-410A can absorb and release heat more efficiently than R-22 ever could, compressors with R-410A run cooler than R-22 systems, reducing the risk of burnout due to overheating.

It Uses a Synthetic Lubricant that Helps to Keep the System Operating Smoothly
All air-conditioning systems use an oil that circulates through the inside of the system to keep all of the parts well lubricated, just like the engine of your car. R-22 air conditioners use an oil known as "mineral oil" that has been used for decades. R-410A air conditioners use newer synthetic lubricants that are usually more soluble with the R-410A than the old mineral oils are with the older R-22 refrigerants. This means the synthetic lubricants and R-410A can mix and circulate more efficiently to keep the compressor and other moving parts lubricated, reducing wear and extending their life. Also, just as many new cars use synthetic oils because they are less likely to break down under high stress and heat, the new synthetic oils used in R-410A air conditioners are less likely to break down under extreme conditions.