R22 Replacement ‚ Time has run out!
As of the 1st January 2010 it is illegal to use virgin HCFCs for the maintenance and servicing of R22 refrigeration and air conditioning.
Whilst commercial users may be aware of the imminent phasing out of R22 refrigerant and the relevant legislation, there is a lot of confusion circulating the potential impact that this legislation may have on business.
Click here to download a comprehensive guide to R22 replacement legislation.
CCS aim to help clarify the issues so you can appreciate the wider implications of this ban:
HCFC refrigerants have been proven to have ozone depletion potential and legislation has been put in place to ensure the use of all HCFCs is phased out by 2015.
R22 is an HCFC refrigerant and as such is covered by the EC Ozone Regulation No. 2037/2000:
- The use and sale of virgin HCFC will be banned from 31st Dec 2009.
- The use and sale of recycled HCFC will be banned from 31st Dec 2014.
Our air conditioning engineers:
- Are fully trained to carry out installation of new systems replacing and or updating existing equipment in order to comply with current legislation and supporting the environment.
- Are fully trained in existing R22 systems for service, maintenance and leakage checking.
- Recover Ozone Depleting Substances, such as R22, during servicing and maintenance and at the end of the systems life.
Why replacement makes sense
Radical advances in technology over recent years have already made the argument for replacing older systems a truly cost effective choice.
Newer, more efficient systems and advanced levels of control quickly pay for themselves in terms of efficiency, energy savings and performance.
There are four main factors driving the need for customers to replace inefficient air conditioning:
- Increased energy costs
- Pressure to reduce CO2 emissions
- The need to adhere to the latest legislation
- Possible tax relief for your investment in a replacement system.
- Visit www.eca.gov.uk for more information.
We’ve given you the facts, highlighted the potential impact and presented some potentialsolutions, so now it’s up to you to consider your options and plan accordingly for how you intend to deal with the imminent phasing out of R22.