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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

That started with the auto industry back in the '90s as they say it depleted the ozone layer.

It was very expensive to convert then as a new compressor and o-rings were required.

The newer freon supposedly is less harmful.

May 28, 2019 10:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Not worried about it because most R-22 systems have either been replaced or will be on their last legs and need to be replaced. Trying to repair an old system is not cost effective anyway. If I had an R-22 system I would be planning for replacement. 

Would I buy a house with an R-22 system? Only if I got it cheap enough to replace it ASAP.

May 28, 2019 12:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I always note how things become the greatest must haves and fast forward decades later and it is not...

May 28, 2019 11:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's why you must update your air conditioning system if it dies on you.... no more freon.... 

May 28, 2019 12:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I thought it was banned back in the 1990's Will Hamm .

May 28, 2019 12:18 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes. I am aware. 

May 28, 2019 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not familiar with the change.

May 28, 2019 11:34 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, this has been in motion for several years. 

May 28, 2019 08:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, it has been in effect for a while.

May 28, 2019 05:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I heard about it. I also heard they were banning non-flourescent bulbs. Lucky to date I haven't had to go on the Black Market to find either. 

May 28, 2019 02:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Raymond E. Camp has your answer.

May 28, 2019 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I wasn't aware of the ending date

May 29, 2019 04:44 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Try not to let your AC leak.

May 28, 2019 05:27 PM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No - I hadn't heard about it here in the Pacific NW.  Some, but not too much A/C in residential use here. And I believe there are other refrigerants besides Freon.

May 28, 2019 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I heard about it. Guess it is time to pay attention.

May 28, 2019 03:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Repair companies are stocked up for a while

May 28, 2019 01:54 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I read in NE China there are so much Florine emitting, there is a O3 hole above eaarth.

May 28, 2019 12:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My 17YO Trane was reported to be the last generation to use FREON. ALL HVAC since do not use FREON.

I suspect that the 2019 thing is FREON machines can not longer be repaired due to reliance on black market Freon.

May 28, 2019 12:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Interesting. Something new I learned.

May 28, 2019 05:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I'm all for that.

May 28, 2019 12:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

This is not "new" news. The real impact will be on older air conditioning units.

May 28, 2019 12:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Thanks for the info Will. 

May 29, 2019 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Guess we are all going back to the old icebox

May 29, 2019 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Yep, that'll be interesting. It's going to be a problem in AZ where 90% of the HVAC systems are freon machines.

May 29, 2019 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes and have not run into any old systems in a few years. SO far so good

May 29, 2019 05:25 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I heard about it too.  There are some alternatives though, if memory serves.

May 31, 2019 09:43 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

exactly why I'm planning to replace my system this year.  Last year we did a repair as it was towards the end of summer and we'd almost passed A/C weather.  Planning on replacing in the next few weeks.  I figure it will certainly help on my power bill also as I'm replacing a 17 year old system that has only had two repairs in all that time.  It has served it's purpose well.

 

May 30, 2019 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, thank you for sharing.

May 30, 2019 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Old news, Will.

May 30, 2019 07:05 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I just read about that...

May 29, 2019 09:33 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Good to know Will Hamm thanks for the update.

May 29, 2019 01:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Aware!

May 29, 2019 10:22 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

No I was not awar of it..   Will keep looking for answers.  

Nothing will surprise me with all the talk in Washington.

May 29, 2019 09:01 AM