Air Conditioning R22 Replacement


F-GAS Regulation

By the F- Gas regulations from the 1st January 2015, it will be illegal to service and maintain air conditioning and refrigeration systems that use R22 Refrigerant. However, this does not restrict your replacement options and flexible solutions have been development to meet the needs of individual businesses.

Here are a few more options:

  • Total System Replacement
  • Replace Outdoor and Indoor units only

Air Conditioning System Replacement

This involves replacing all parts of your air conditioning unit system, including pipework and electrical wiring. It ensures you have the most up to date equipment with the lowest running costs and is the best long term solution to the R22 phase out. In some cases it is impossible to re-use existing components and in these cases the only available option is a total system replacement. However, this approach requires the highest initial capital outlay and increases the length of time it takes to complete the installation. It is worth exploring all options beforehand to make sure the one you choose is right for you.

Replacement of Air conditioning Outdoor and Indoor Units Only

By making use of your existing infrastructure, including pipework, wiring and power supply, you could cut installation costs by up to 55% and minimise the impact on your organisation. This approach significantly reduces installation time and comes very close to matching the benefits of a complete replacement, giving you improved performance, running costs and energy efficiency.

All major manufacturers offer advanced partial replacement options that involve fitting state of the art units into your existing system. It also guarantees that your piping network is clean, suitable for reuse and free from the banned R22 refrigerant. Depending on the equipment you have in place, it is also sometimes possible to just replace the outdoor unit, which further reduces the time and cost of your installation. SWAT Engineering offer more than 1500 air conditioning systems including variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and single split with eco friendly R410A refrigerant from major manufacturers such us Mitsubishi Electric, Fujitsu, Daikin.

You can also take advantage of the opportunity to upgrade your system, increasing the capacity or number of units. This will bring your existing infrastructure up to speed with your organisation’s current needs. Your installer will work with you to design a system that is truly fit for purpose, saving you money by using the foundations you already have in place.

Trust SWAT Engineering

  • We will recover your existing R22 refrigerant from your old system according to all government regulations and F-Gas guidelines
  • We offer a suitable cost effective eco friendly R410A air conditioning system
  • We install a new system and give you 5 years warranty and all paperwork including pressure testing certificate for leaks, equipment and work undertaken documents.

If your current air conditioning system uses R22 refrigerant, and you would like to get professional advice and plan or a full quotation, please contact us using the enquiry form on the contact us page.

R22 refrigerant replacement in commercial application