Many people who own air conditioners don’t know much about the part of the system responsible for the refreshing, cold air blowing from their vents–the refrigerants. It’s a common misconception that air conditioners blow cold air into homes, vehicles, and offices. The refrigerants are what remove old air from a space so it can be replaced with cooler air; without them, you’d simply be recycling hot air.
Beyond how they work, there’s more to know about refrigerants that directly affects you. Here are five of the most important things about the substance that keeps you cool when it counts.
- New Governmental Regulations
For many decades, a colorless gas called Chlorodifluoromethane (CFCs), commonly called R-22 in the HVAC industry, has been used in central air conditioning systems. In recent years it has been discovered that R-22 has a global warming potential of 1,810, meaning it is 1,810 times more potent than … Read More