Tips on AC Recycling

Posted on: 10 December 2020

Air conditioners are super incredible and useful... until they break down. Once they no longer function they become large, dirty, bulky items that can be difficult to dispose of. Due to federal regulations, you cannot throw away anything that has freon or other cooling agents within it, so you may be left wondering how to get rid of your old air conditioner. Fortunately, there are AC recycling locations that can help you to responsibly recycle your old unit.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when recycling an air conditioner. 

1. Sooner Is Better

As previously mentioned, air conditioners are usually quite dirty. They can get extremely dirty from rain, wind, and leaves that may have accumulated on the outside, however, a bigger danger comes from within most units. Since humidity and water pools on the inside of most units, harmful mold spores can develop, leaving you and your family at risk if you come in contact with the machine. Some people put off dealing with AC units, which allows mold spores time to grow and blossom, making the problem exponentially worse. Instead of waiting, take care of it quickly. 

2. You May Get a Refund

Some states offer refunds as a perk for responsibly recycling your AC unit, instead of junking them and putting the environment at risk. Check with your local government to see if they have any refund offers in place. 

3. Pick Up May Be Available

Instead of loading your filthy, mold-filled AC unit into your car and putting your family at risk, you may be able to hire someone to come and remove the unit. Some local governments may even offer it as a free service. An AC removal company may simply pick up your old unit, or they may even do the extra job of removing a permanent unit, though this will likely require payment. If you are not very handy, it may be well worth your money to have someone else remove the unit. Removal companies are usually well worth it. 

Recycling an old AC unit does not have to be as big of a hassle as some people make of it. Check your local area for AC removal services, see if they offer any deals. You may be pleasantly surprised by how easy it can be. Instead of waiting until the problem gets moldy or even more dirty, recycle your air conditioner today.