So why exactly is R22 getting so expensive and becoming harder to find? When is it going to run out completely? What can we replace it with? These are questions a lot of people have. To get the answers, we need to start by looking at the history of R22.
Created in the 1930’s, R22 refrigerant was a replacement for the dominant refrigerants of the time, which contained ammonia. It was considered a safer and more effective replacement and it worked well for decades until the 1980’s when an environmental problem was acknowledged. It was proven that HCFCs, which R22 is, were responsible for creating holes in the earth’s ozone layer. An international agreement was reached to reduce and eventually limit the use of CFCs and HCFCs. The days of R22 refrigerant were officially numbered.
The end date for the production of R22 refrigerant is 2020. In anticipation of this, the manufacture and import of the refrigerant is being phased down, leading to the hike in prices that we are seeing. Although you can still get R22, now is the time to switch over, before you have no choices and options will be limited.
TdX 20 is the leading replacement refrigerant for R22, due to the massive value proposition it represents to every aspect of the HVAC industry. Not only does it meet modern environmental standards, it also increases the energy efficiency of HVAC units and it offers industry-first support with its veteran technicians and amazing mobile app making installations easy and effective.
Although changing over to TdX 20 is not necessary unless the R22 in your existing units leaks, getting ahead of the game does have substantial benefits. By changing over you can save up to 25% on electricity bills and help the environment at the same time.
But what is so special about TdX 20 that other R22 replacements don’t have?