Don’t Just Trash It
- Window air conditioners, especially older models, will contain a cooling refrigerant that is harmful if it sits in a landfill. It’s actually illegal to throw an air conditioner away with the other trash.
- Old units contain R-22 refrigerants which have ozone depleting chemicals that were deemed unsafe by the EPA.
- Newer models contain R-410A refrigerants which take out a lot of the harmful chemicals, but not all of them.
- When these units sit in a landfill, the refrigerant will eventually leak and harm the water supply and pollute the air.
Take Advantage of the MarketNational Garage Sale Day is this Saturday and what better way to get rid of an old A/C? Maybe you recently installed central air and now you have no use for a perfectly good window unit– but someone else might! You can probably make back a few dollars if you can prove that the unit still works. This will also eliminate the hassle of trying to recycle or get rid of the unit in an environmentally-friendly way.
Donate ItNursing homes, underprivileged school districts and all public facilities might benefit from your old air conditioner. Like we said earlier, it might still be in good condition, but you just have no particular use for it anymore. If you plan on donating the unit, it must be manufactured after January 1, 2010 to ensure it doesn’t contain R-22 refrigerant.
Contact the Sanitation DepartmentYou can call your local sanitation department and they will likely have a service that can handle this type of thing. These companies are in it for the scrap metal prices and sometimes you can even make money back on the unit. If you know your air conditioner still has some life in it, our team can get the most out of it. Our air conditioner repair services are second to none in the Fairfield and New Haven areas and you will see that on your very first appointment. We are fast, professional and affordable and once you get the Tyler Air treatment, you’ll never go back!
To schedule repair service, call 203-378-4700 or book an appointment online for faster service!