Need to Dispose of Your Old Air Conditioner?
Air Conditioner Disposal Options
Regardless of the type of A/C unit you have, they all use refrigerant to cool your house. Most types of cooling devices use hydrochlorofluorocarbon 200 (HCFC) refrigerants. That is a very toxic chemical that when released to the environment, can destroy the ozone layer. Worry not! To make sure you are not contributing to global warming, here are the correct ways of getting rid of your old air conditioner.
Disposal Through Your Retailer
When selecting a new A/C unit, ask the retailer to find out if they will accept the old unit and dispose of the device on your behalf. Some merchants may lessen the cost of your new cooling unit in exchange for a trade-in, may provide this service as part of the sale.
Local Disposal Programs
Contact your local sanitation department to find out if you need to prepare it before putting it in the landfill or recycling it.
Recycle Your Air Conditioner
Find a local organization that reuses parts instead of tossing them into a landfill. The metal and plastic parts can be used for other purposes.
If your old A/C unit is still working and you’d opt to donate it, think of any community centers, charities, houses of worship, schools, senior centers, or similar organizations in your area that could benefit of the air conditioner.
Regardless of the way you choose to haul your old cooling appliance, be careful not to leak any coolant or damage any tubing when moving it.
Now that you know what to do with the old air conditioner when it finally wears out, it is time to get a new one. You can buy a quality air conditioner unit from Quinnair, in Colorado. We carry the best brands of HVAC systems in the area. We offer central air conditioning systems, mini-split units, and more.
Call us at (720) 634-2313 to speak with one of our HVAC specialists.