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Impacts of the R22 ban on refrigeration and air conditioning systems

R22 is a refrigerant gas that falls under the category of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), and it is used in air conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration systems across the world. However, from 2015, the use of HCFCs will become illegal, which will create significant ramifications for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. In fact, since 2004 R22 has not been allowed in new air conditioning systems since 2004, but existing machines did not fall under the remit of this legislation until 2010. When this legislation was introduced, it affected the use of new or ‘virgin’ R22 refrigerants, allowing only for the use of…

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