Many of the Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps in operation today still use a refrigerant known as R-22 which was the industry standard for over 60 years. However over the past decade emissions of this refrigerant into the earth’s atmosphere have been directly linked to depletion the earth’s ozone layer that protects all living things from the harmful rays of the sun. For this reason the EPA, 1987 Montreal Protocol, and the Clean Air Act have scheduled a phase out period for all production of R-22 going into the future and other safer alternative refrigerants are becoming more widely used.
Currently, in the U. S. alone, there are over 2,500,000 homes that enjoy comfort as a result of non-ozone depleting refrigerant in their HVAC systems. It is estimated that with the production caps of 2004 and 2010, there will not be enough R-22 to meet service demands by the year 2015 which is quickly approaching. So what is the logical step to ensure you are as efficient and up to the current industry standard as possible?
By choosing higher efficiency Cooling Syatem or Heat Pump equipment such as Carrier and Bryant that use Puron refrigerant, you’ll enjoy enhanced comfort, as well as money savings and environmentally sound operation at the same time. You will also be protected from the rising maintenance and servicing costs associated with R-22 based equipment.
Chemically, Puron refrigerant is an environmentally sound 50/50 blend of two separate refrigerants, R-32 and R-125 and consumer products featuring this refrigerant have been on the market since 1996. For more information regarding high efficiency Air Conditioning products featuring the most efficient and environmentally protective refrigerants, visit the http://www.energystar.gov web site or call you factory authorized Carrier and Bryant dealer in your area.