(WOWT) With temperatures increasing, many have already turned on their air conditioners.
But if your unit has a leak, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation could have you spending thousands of dollars you didn't expect.
Since 1995, the EPA has been phasing out the refrigerant R-22. Most people know it by the brand name Freon.
The government says it's harmful to the environment, which is why they're cutting down on the use. But that means a simple A/C fix this summer could cost you thousands.