Air Conditioning and Refrigeration News

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration News for London, Essex, Home Counties, South East and East Anglia

Latest Air Conditioning and Refrigeration news from Chill Factor Limited for all our customers and visitors in the London, Essex, Home Counties, South East and East Anglia areas.

R404A Refrigerant Gas not allowed after 1st January 2020

Chill Factor Limited is a registered installation and maintenance company for working with Hydro-Carbon Refrigerant gases.

R404a Refrigerant Gas usage will not be allowed in new equipment after 1st January 2020

Use of R404A

The use of HFCs with a GWP above 2,500 will be banned in all new commercial refrigeration equipment placed on the EU market after January 1st 2020. Therefore no a/c or refrigerator/freezer manufacturer will be able to sell equipment after 1 January 2020 if it uses R404A.

Why stop using R4040A now?

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R22 Refrigerant Gas banned from 2015

R22 Refrigerant Gas usage banned from the end of 2014

With R22 Refrigerant Gas usage banned from the end of 2014, Chill Factor Ltd can provide a full consultancy and installation service across Essex, London, East Anglia and the South East of England and the help to make your transition to industry compliant air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment safe, economic and efficient.

If your air conditioning or refrigeration equipment is more than ten years old, there is a good chance that it uses an R22 refrigerant gas. From 1st January 2015, EC Regulations made it unlawful for anyone to service or maintain their air conditioning or refrigeration systems using an R22 refrigerant gas. Therefore replacing existing refrigeration and air conditioning equipment with new cleaner, efficient systems is now a top priority for thousands of affected businesses across the UK. Please also refer to The Institute of Refrigeration notification on the use of R22 Gas.

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What are the alternatives to R22 Refrigerant Gas

What are Chill Factor’s alternatives to R22 Refrigerant?

Most companies that are affected by the R22 legislation will have a policy to specify certain recommended alternatives. Chill Factor Ltd. may use the following environmentally friendly refrigerants, any one of which could be incorporated into new equipment: -

R410a and R407c.

The chosen alternative can be decided at business unit level and is usually dependent upon the business’ requirements towards energy efficiency.

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