Do I need to worry about the refrigerants used?
• Certain appliances, such as air conditioners contain chemicals Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HFCs) including R22. This almost odorless and tasteless gas can cause severe symptoms if a person inhales too much at once and is dangerous for the ...
Which types of refrigerants should I avoid and which ones are preferred?
• Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), including R12. This is known to contribute to the greenhouse gas effect. Production of new stocks ceased in 1994. • Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), including R22. Slightly less damaging to the ozone than R12, but the ...
Does Refrigerant Type Matter (And If So, Which One Should I Use)?
• Yes, go for R290 (propane) or R744 (carbon dioxide). • Many refrigerants have a dangerously high global warming potential (GWP); this becomes a problem if they leak or are dumped. Fortunately, the simplicity and (relatively) small size of ...
Which model uses the most environmentally friendly refrigerant?
Daikin - Daikin became the world’s first company to succeed in applying R-32 to air conditioners by leveraging its expertise as the only manufacturer that develops and manufactures both air conditioners and refrigerants. The company consistently ...