HVAC Recycling Post Change Out

EPISODE 6 - The Ultimate HVAC Change Out

Changing out hvac units requires careful recovery of all materials and potentially harmful substances. A little extra work goes a long way when it comes to keeping our environment and our homes safe.

Steps for Changeout:

  • Recover all freon before disconnecting lines
  • Disconnect all electrical and low-voltage wiring
  • Remove unit and disessemble parts away from site
  • Recycle reusable parts

Recycling your Old HVAC

Believe it or not recycling is not only for paper and plastic, appliances can be recycled as well. When your old HVAC is in good shape, its parts can even be reused. 

Specialized Recycling Centers

Certain recycling facilities will dispose of unwanted hvac units, and even offer transportation for a fee depending on the size of the unit.

Rebate Programs 

For proper disposal, some utility companies will buy back previously sold hvac units. These rebates are local and they require the unit meet certain standards. Energy Star has created a rebate finder to locate the programs and describe the offers and savings. 

Resale + Donations

Depending on the size and condition of your unit, resale is an option. Some metal companies might buy individual parts, or safely recycle scraps. Donation centers will also accept old but functioning hvacs. 


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