BLOG: Refrigerants  & Phasing out R-22

Most of us have a refrigerator or an air conditioner at home and these cooling devices use a special substance called refrigerant to keep things cold. However, some of these refrigerants can be harmful to the environment because they contribute to global warming.

One of these refrigerants is called R-22 and it was commonly used in older cooling systems, but it was discovered that R-22 has a high Global Warming Potential (GWP), meaning it can trap heat in the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. To mitigate this problem, the AIM Act (American Innovation and Manufacturing Act) of 2020 was introduced and this ACT aims to reduce the production and use of substances like R-22 that have high GWP and we at BV can help way to encourage and help our clients to switch to more eco-friendly alternatives. Click here to be taken back to the blog!