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R22 Phase Out – Replace Now

AIR CONDITIONING

The EC Ozone Regulation (No. 1005/2009) was introduced to control the R22 to phase out the remaining uses of all Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) such as R22 refrigerant. This has led to a total ban on its use for service and maintenance by the start of the year 2015.

ODS can result in greater UV radiation reaching the earth’s surface which is harmful for humans, animals and plants, leading to increases in skin cancer, cataracts and a reduction in food crop yields. Modern alternatives such as HFC’s, which include R410A, do not have the same ozone depleting potential (ODP).

The continual rise of energy costs also mean everyone involved in the build environment is focusing on energy use and consumption and this is where modern equipment can really help to support the replacement.

Since 31st December 2009, the use of virgin refrigerant for servicing and maintenance has been banned.

From 31st December 2014, there will be a total ban on all recycled and reclaimed R22 thereby making it impossible to service and maintain air conditioning systems that operate on R22. Provision should be made to prevent leakages of old refrigerant on currently operational air conditioning systems.

Companies will be breaking the law and will face site shut down and/or fines if R22 regulations are not adhered to. Therefore, replacing old air conditioning systems with modern alternatives is essential.

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Is it a good time to replace your old air conditioning with R22?

Make a decision now before the penalty

If your building uses air conditioning equipment and it was installed before 2003 it is means your system is now at risk and you should be considering about a replacement into a new product with environmentally friendly R410A refrigerant.

There are three choices to change banned refrigerant equipment:

  1. Use a drop in the refrigerants existing system
  2. Replace the entire system and pipework
  3. Replace indoor and outdoor units including existing copper pipes and controls

All these choices have advantages and disadvantages and each application is different. For more information on how you can improve your operation of heating and cooling by air conditioning systems please fill the contact us form or call us free on 0800 505 3077

Replace your air conditioning now and reduce your annual running costs up to 65%

  • Old Refrigerants are harmful to the ozone layer if it leaks from the system, with modern equipment you can save up to 65% on running costs if you replace now.
  • Old equipment may be approaching the end of their life and can break down any time, leaving your building without heating or a cooling operation.
  • Today’s Legislation are more strongly targeting reductions of energy costs even in commercial buildings.