Air Conditioner Disposal: Work with a Qualified Professional to Remove Old Ac Equipment

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Sheetal Werneke
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I have an air conditioning compressor and condenser on the roof of my townhouse that I want to demolish to prepare for a new heating and cooling system. Can I simply disconnect the existing refrigerant lines and let the refrigerant dissipate into the air? The existing air conditioning system was installed in the early 1990s, before we owned the house, so I'm not sure which refrigerant was being used.