We want to Buy Back Your R-22 A/C System!!

At Blind and Sons, we meet customers every day whose homes are not as comfortable as they would like because their HVAC system is not running or working efficiently.  In these cases, many customers will choose to repair their unit rather than replace it because the technician is on site, and it would seem to be the most effective way to make the space comfortable again.

Question: If you have been in this situation, if it wasn’t for the need to quickly heat or cool your home, would you have considered options for replacement vs repair?

The Cost of Continuing to Repair an Aging HVAC System

Did you know that an HVAC system that is older than 10 years may be better suited for replacement rather than repair?

  • Older systems may not have a warranty to help cover the cost of expenses
  • Older systems require 20-35% more energy than newer, more efficient systems

Take a look at what an aging HVAC system will cost you over the next three years:

  • Estimated utilities $200/month x 20% = $40 in overpayment per month
  • Utility overpayment of $480 a year for three years = $1440
  • Estimated repair cost: $250

Cost to continue to repair and run an aging system: $1690

Does continuing to maintain an older system make sense when Blind and Sons offers an HVAC buyback program that can help you eliminate utility overpayment and repair costs?

How our HVAC Buy Back Program Works

Step One: Contact us to come out and take a look at your current HVAC system

Step Two: If you qualify, we will offer to buy back your HVAC system for credit, up to $1,000.00* that you can put toward a new, more efficient system.

Step Three: You’ll save money month to month on energy

Contact us today to get the buy back process started!

*Buy Back based on the purchase and installation of a complete new HVAC system from Blind and Sons.

*Buy Back amount is based on the age, condition and size of customers existing HVAC system.

*Cannot be combined with any other offer.

*Other terms and conditions may apply.


R-22 is a type of refrigerant that is known to deplete the earth’s protective ozone layer. Because of this, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been gradually reducing R-22 production. However, as of January 1, 2020 the production of R-22 has been discontinued completely.

The total discontinuation of the production of the R-22 refrigerant will impact how older HVAC systems that utilize R-22 refrigerant can be maintained and repaired, the result of which will see the cost of maintenance and repairs to any system that uses the R-22 refrigerant will increase significantly.

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We built our buyback program to ensure that we maintain our focus on providing you the best service at the best price. We will not only apply a $1,500.00 credit towards the purchase of a new unit, but we will also remove and dispose of your old unit and the harmful R-22 refrigerant.

Below is a guide on how to identify if you have an AC unit that uses the R-22 refrigerant. Once you have identified that you do have an older unit that uses the R-22 refrigerant contact us now.

Call to schedule one of our comfort consultants to come out to your home today!


R-22 Freon Phase-out for AC Systems


When & Why R-22 Is Being Phased Out of Use & What You Need to Do About It Now

How old is your air conditioning system? If it’s at least 10 years old, it probably uses a chemical refrigerant known as R-22 or Freon®. And if your AC does use R-22, you can expect more trouble trying to get it and higher costs if you can locate it as of January 1, 2020. That’s because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered a national ban on producing and importing R-22. Here’s everything you need to know about this R-22 phase-out so you can take action now if you need to!

What Is R-22 Refrigerant?

R-22 is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) that the EPA has classified as an ozone-depleting substance (ODS). R-22 is one type of refrigerant used in AC systems. Although it’s an efficient and effective refrigerant, it’s known to be harmful to the environment, it degrades quickly, and it’s toxic.

What Is the Phase-out & Why Is It Occurring?

Given how harmful R-22 is—and the fact that there are other refrigerant options available—EPA regulators have called for this chemical to be phased out of use, production, and circulation in the U.S. starting January 1, 2020. This phase-out is part of a larger global trend, as many other countries have already phased out or are planning to phase out R-22.

What Does the R-22 Phase-out Mean for Me?

If your cooling system uses R-22:

  • R-22 is already becoming scarce and extremely expensive in the U.S.
  • It’s going to be exceptionally harder to find R-22 to replace your system’s refrigerant for maintenance and leak repair needs.

Replacing your AC that uses R-22 now can save you a lot of money in the future.

Not only will you save on refrigerant and repair costs, but you’ll also have time to find the best new air conditioner for your needs, home, and budget. Plus, if your AC is at least 10 years old, a new air conditioner will be much more energy-efficient, saving you money in monthly energy bills.

Blind & Sons proudly offers state-of-the-art cooling systems from Lennox, one of the most trusted HVAC brands since 1895. Our experts can help you choose the ideal Lennox air conditioner for your Northeast Ohio home, and we can handle everything necessary to remove your old system and replace it with a new one.

How Do I Know If My Air Conditioner Uses R-22 Freon?

Check the manufacturer’s data plate on your system. It’s usually located on the outer housing, and it should specify the type of refrigerant your system uses.

If you can’t find this information on your AC or if you need any assistance with your cooling system, just contact the expert AC contractors at Blind & Sons for help.

We can quickly determine what type of refrigerant your system uses and explain your best air conditioner replacement options, based on your home and comfort needs.

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