The price of R22 gas is already climbing fast, which makes now a perfect time consider replacing your old R22 Air Conditioning or Refrigeration System. Most new Air Conditioning equipment is now using R410A gas. These systems are more efficient and far less harmful to the ozone.
Refrigerant R22 is used in number of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. R22 is the halocarbon compound named monochlorodifluoromethane with chemical formula CHClF2 and it is the hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC). R22 is one of the most popular refrigerants used in cooling systems, but unfortunately, the halocarbons (chlorine and fluorine) present in these compounds have the potential to cause depletion of the ozone layer in the atmosphere leading to greenhouse effect. The ozone layer destroying potential of R22, which is HCFC is much lesser than the other chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), still in the long-term they do have detrimental effects on the atmosphere.
The depletion of ozone layer from the upper layers of atmosphere results in ultraviolet rays of the sun to reach the surface of the earth. This leads to high temperature on the earth and the ultraviolet ray themselves are very harmful to the skin of human beings. To avoid the long-term dangers of the R22 and other CFCs, it has been decided to phase out the use and production of R22 completely along with other CFC refrigerants.
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The next time a major repair is needed on your existing R22 hvac have us replace it with new energy efficient equipment.