R22 – The facts
What is R22?
• R22 is the refrigerant gas found in the majority of air conditioning equipment over 10 years old
• R22 is a hydrochloroflourocarbon (hcfc) which can potentially cause ozone depletion if leaked into the atmosphere
• in 2003 R22 was banned from use in newly manufactured air conditioning systems
from 1st January 2015 R22 will be banned from use altogether!
How does this affect you?
From 1st January 2015 it will be illegal to use R22 to service ac equipment and recycled or reclaimed HCFCs may no longer be used. this means that it is permissible to continue using equipment that contains HCFCs beyond the phase-out dates, but there must be no maintenance or servicing undertaken on the equipment that involves breaking into the refrigerant circuits.
an estimated 750,000 units which run on R22 are still in use today. if you s have an air conditioning system which relies on R22 and it fails, it is essential that you have a plan in place to phase out the use of the gas by the end of 2014.
R22 – next steps
AC Logic can help you plan to cost-effectively replace existing R22 equipment. Our experts will take all factors into consideration to advise you on your best course of action.
Time is running out, don’t delay!
call us on 0844 8248 606 to find out how we can help.