What to consider for the coming year
As we approach 2020, R22 (Freon) will be set to expire or use in the USA. Many facilities with outdated equipment won’t be able to purchase R22 to replenish a leaky system. For many years R22 was the HVAC industry standard until manufacturers began switching over R410a. The R22 refrigerant has been phased out due to the negative effect it as on the ozone layer. The scientific community has known since the 1970’s that Freon has a negative impact on the planet. The US Environmental Protection Agency has set the date of January 1, 2020, for R22 to longer to be manufactured or imported in the US. This poses a problem for how this will impact your commercial HVAC system.