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December 22, 2015
Applications, Specifications and Notes on R134a

Refrigerants are fluids that are used in refrigeration cycles and heat pumps. Most of the time, a refrigerant will undergo a transition from liquid form to gas back and forth. The main criteria that a refrigerant has to meet is safe usage, flammable-free and toxic-free properties. Most refrigerants nowadays are especially designed to avoid causing […]

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March 31, 2015
5 Essential Questions about R22 Phase Out Answered

Do you know what type of refrigerant your AC system uses? In case it’s the once popular type of Freon for AC known as R-22, HCFC-22, or chlorodifluoromethane by its scientific name, then you might want to consider replacing your AC system. That’s because a protocol signed in Montreal, in 1992, agreed that this substance, […]

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October 9, 2014
Phase-out of 134a for cars

Phase-out of R134A Refrigerant for Cars By Betty Stephens Environmental Protection Agency The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a pair of decisions that begin a changeover of the refrigerants that do the cooling in car air conditioners. Over the next few years, it will be out with the old (HFC-134a) and in with the new […]

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August 21, 2013
R22 Phase-Out

Phase Out of R22 in 2020 By Betty Stephens Chlorodifluoromethane, better known as HCFC-22 or R-22 is a common refrigerant that is currently being phased out in the U.S. due to its very high potential to exacerbate ozone-depletion (R-22 is also a global warming gas). U.S. EPA has tried to reduce use of this material […]

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June 15, 2013
EPA Regulations on R22 / SEER Ratings

EPA Regulations on R-22 / SEER Ratings By Betty Stephens of Quest Media The EPA has begun phasing out the production of R-22 and has banned the production of HVAC equipment that uses R-22 in compliance with Title VI of the Clean Air Act. The refrigerant that replaces R-22 is R-410A. R-410A is an HFC […]

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July 21, 2011
Refrigerant Recovery Demonstration Video

This video shows refrigerant recovery on a commercial package unit. The process is the same on a residential unit. Your unit at home is just smaller and a different shape, but the same principals and procedures apply.

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