Custom Search

Saturday, October 3, 2009

What is the timeframe for the R-410A switchover?

The Clean Air Act mandates that all HVAC equipment manufacturers cease producing equipment with R-22 refrigerant on January 1, 2010, and chemical manufacturers cease producing R-22 refrigerant on January 22, 2020. Along with prohibiting the production of chemicals deemed harmful to the ozone, such as R-22 refrigerant, the Clean Air Act also mandates that no refrigerant be released into the atmosphere during installation, service or retirement of equipment.

There is no need for homeowners to panic if they currently have a heating and cooling system equipped with R-22 refrigerant. Chemical manufacturers can still produce R-22 to service existing systems until Jan 1, 2020. After this date, many in the industry have estimated that there will be adequate R-22 supplies available for servicing equipment for the next 20 years. However, as this supply declines, servicing R-22 systems will become increasingly expensive.

No comments:

Post a Comment