You’ve probably wondered if R-22 is that dangerous after all. We’ve all been in a situation where one good product is suddenly taken off the market to introduce a new one. After all, R-22 has a very low boiling point which makes it extremely useful in very low-temperature applications. But R-22 is actually very bad for the environment and here is what you need to know about it.
- R-22 is a powerful greenhouse gas. It has the worst impact on the environment by increasing the temperature of the planet. It has a GWP of 1810 which means that it is 1810 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at increasing the temperature.
- It causes depletion in the ozone layer which protects the planet from the harmful UV rays.
Switching to Better Alternatives:
Although R-22 has been used for years in the HVAC industry, it should be replaced due to its bad effect on the environment. There are a lot of alternatives that can be used to replace it but none of them has the benefits of Bluon TdX 20 which you should use right now to update your current HVAC equipment.