In 1987, the Montreal Protocol was established to phase out the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from refrigerant systems due to its damaging effects on the ozone layer. For years, CFCs were favored for their low toxicity and stability, but it was later discovered that these chemicals posed a serious threat to the environment. The most common refrigerant used in air-conditioning equipment is R-22. Because R-22 depletes the ozone layer, production and import was further limited starting in 2010. As of January 2014, the manufacture of R-22 was reduced by 19%, with a complete phase-out by 2020. At this time only recovered, recycled, or reclaimed supplies of R-22 are available.
This is important news for property managers who are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact while managing their properties more efficiently.
The Impact Of The Phase Out On Your Property Management
As more property owners become aware of their environmental impact, they are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. One way to do this is by using environmentally friendly refrigerants in cooling and heating systems. By phasing out CFCs, property owners can now choose from a variety of alternatives that are much less harmful to the environment.
For example, you can take advantage of a buyback program offered by many providers that will give you credit for your old CFC units. These credits can then be used towards purchasing new equipment or services, allowing you to save money while still being environmentally responsible. Additionally, many providers offer on-site refrigerant recovery services so that any remaining CFCs can be safely removed from your property and disposed of properly.
Another option available is requesting a free quote from various suppliers who sell eco-friendly HVAC systems and components that use alternative refrigerants such as Propane (R290), Isobutane (R600A), or CO2 (R744). These systems have been specifically designed with energy efficiency in mind; they often require less maintenance than traditional systems and run quieter too! Plus, they are better for the environment because they don’t release dangerous gases as part of their operation like conventional air conditioners do.
The phase out of CFCs is a major step forward in reducing our environmental impact as we continue to rely heavily on refrigerants in our everyday lives. As a property manager, there are several options available when it comes to reducing your environmental footprint while still getting the most out of your cooling and heating systems. From buyback programs and onsite refrigerant recovery services to requesting free quotes on eco-friendly alternatives, there is something available for everyone! Taking these steps now will help ensure that future generations will have access to clean air and water long after we’re gone.
Level One HVAC Buyback program
We can help you transition smoothly from regulated refrigerants and mitigate costs by offering the Level One HVAC Buyback Program. We offer the best value for recovered refrigerants such as R-22 and R-12, in all of Michigan. We provide on-site refrigeration recovery services for the convenience of our customers. Call us today #248-486-6500 or visit our website for more information www.levelonehvac.com