Freon shortage in Missouri causes rise in air conditioner repairs

Arnie informed me that due to this shortage, there will be a 45 percent reduction in the amount of freon, which will likely drive up the cost of air conditioner repairs.

I cannot tell you how useful my air conditioner has been over the past few years. My family is so glad they no longer have live inside a house with stuffy, humid air. It's so wonderful to walk into my home after a run outside knowing that the minute I settle down inside, I will immediately be refreshed thanks to the cool air that is coming from the unit.

But despite how much I praise this appliance, it does malfunction from time-to-time. Yet, with a little research and advice from friends and family, I've been able to do most of the repair work myself.

However, Arnie, my best friend who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, is not that, shall we say, well-versed when it comes to do-it-yourself repair projects. He recently called me in a state of panic because while watching the local news, he saw a story about how the price of air conditioner repairs are going up.

When I heard the tone in his voice, I couldn't help but laugh. Arnie quickly reprimanded me by letting me know this was no laughing matter. Apparently, freon, the refrigerant used in the appliance's compressor, is an ozone depleting substance. So, the government is in the process of phasing it out of the market thanks to the Clean Air Act.

Arnie informed me that due to this shortage, there will be a 45 percent reduction in the amount of freon, which will likely drive up the cost of air conditioner repairs.

By the end of my conversation with Arnie, I couldn't stop laughing at how nervous my buddy was getting.In between my giggles I told him that he shouldn't worry because by taking a few simple steps, he could make sure the likelihood of his a.c. unit breaking down was greatly reduced.

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