August
11, 2014

ECO- FRIENDLIER REFRIGERANT

Posted by admin in Uncategorized, August - 11th, 2014

R-22GOING GREEN- PINK ACTUALLY!  If you are considering a new AC system consider purchasing one that is eco friendly.
HCFC-22 (also known as R-22) has been the refrigerant of choice for air-conditioning systems for more than four decades.  Unfortunately for the environment, releases of R-22, such as those from leaks, contribute to ozone depletion.  The manufacture of R-22 is being phased out over the coming years as part of the agreement to end production of HCFCs (with ozone depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons), manufacturers of residential air conditioning systems are offering equipment that uses ozone-friendly refrigerants.   As R-22 is gradually phased out, non-ozone-depleting alternative refrigerants are being introduced.

410-a-181x300One of the recommended substitutes is R-410A, a blend of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that does not contribute to depletion of the ozone layer. New HVAC systems incorporate compressors and other components specifically designed for use with specific replacement refrigerants.  The Clean Air Act outlines specific refrigerant containment and management practices for HVAC manufacturers, distributors, dealers and technicians.

Properly installed home comfort systems rarely develop major refrigerant leaks, and with proper servicing, a system using R-22, R-410A, or another refrigerant will reduce its impact on the environment . While EPA does not mandate repairing or replacing small systems because of leaks, system leaks can not only harm the environment, but also result in increased operation and maintenance costs.

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