What to Know: Refrigerants and Environment

Whether you call it refrigerant, Freon, R-22, R-410a, Puron or something else, it all does the same thing. As a part of your air conditioner or heat pump system, it helps transfer heat and humidity out of your home for cooling or draws heat from outdoor air and brings it inside for heating. 

One of the most important changes in the HVAC industry has occurred with the development and implementation of new ozone-friendly refrigerants. Traditional refrigerants (including R-22) that contained ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) have been discontinued. Older refrigerants can be found in units manufactured prior to 2010.

Uploaded Image: /vs-uploads/air-conditioning/puron.jpgMore recent blends such as R-410a and Carrier’s trademarked Puron® refrigerant have been approved and listed by the U.S. EPA as acceptable alternatives.

Safer for the environment and more efficient, Puron is quieter in operation and allows for better dehumidification.

A strictly enforced guideline requires all persons handling refrigerants to be licensed. Archibald Heating and Air Conditioning has adopted an industry standard procedure on installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment containing refrigerants. All of our technicians receive exhaustive study and training to ensure proper system maintenance and long system lifespan.

Several reasons to chose Puron:

  1. No ozone depletion (escaped gases cause no harm to the environment).
  2. Rising costs of currently used refrigerants (service, maintenance, and repair).
  3. Ownership of the refrigerant that is the future industry choice.
  4. Allows for higher operating efficiencies.
  5. Quieter equipment designs (lower operating noises).
  6. The knowledge that you are helping the environment.

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