It may not be something you’re familiar with but anyone planning on using, designing or installing air conditioning now needs to take into account the GWP of the system to ensure it meets the requirements of the F-Gas Regulations.  

In March 2014, the European Parliament passed the 2014 EU F-Gas Regulation legislation with the key objective of reducing F-Gas emissions by 79% between 2015 and 2030. The overall intention is to cut the availability of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with a high GWP.

To reduce the impact of refrigerants on the environment manufacturers are moving from R410 to R32 refrigerant gas and continuing to improve their ranges with R32 in mind.

The benefits of R32 include:

  • R32 has a low GWP (Global Warming Potential) refrigerant of 675, 32% of the GWP of R410A (2088) which is common in current air conditioning
  • R32 air conditioning systems use up to 20% less refrigerant than R410A equivalents making them more efficient meaning lower carbon emissions and energy costs
  • It also contributes to lowering a building’s carbon footprint which is why it’s the ideal solution for many buildings and businesses requiring air conditioning
  • R32 is quickly becoming the standard refrigerant for all types of air conditioning systems
  • R32 ready systems offer higher efficiency, longer pipe runs and are available now at no cost premium
  • Companies can enhance their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) because their air conditioning equipment will use a refrigerant that minimises the effect on climate change

At A2E Services we have already made the switch to R32 and it’s our first choice when selecting units for both commercial and domestic customers.

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