INDIANAPOLIS — Costly changes could be coming if you have an older air conditioning unit.
Residential and commercial air conditioning units could be using a refrigerant that will soon stop production.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the environmental protection agency will no longer allow the production of R-22, better known as Freon.
Experts say it has a chlorine in it and that is harmful to the ozone layer.
There is a newer refrigerant that is more environmentally friendly known as R-410-A,” but it can't be used in systems that take Freon.
If you have to switch to a new air conditioning unit, that could cost you more than $10,000.
Currently, Freon is running at about $200 per pound.
As the supply continues to fall, experts say the price will rise.