The R22 refrigerant phase-out what happens next?
EU ozone regulation EC 2037/2000 highlights the following key points:
As of January 2010, the use of any virgin R22 will be absolutely banned. This includes anywhere in the UK.
However, it’s not absolute panic stations at the moment. The reason for this is that companies are still allowed to use recycled R22, for air conditioning maintenance purposes. The deadline does finally run out, in 2014 though.
Currently there are stocks of R22 available, however all industry experts are predicting that the stocks of R22 will be completely depleted well before the 2014 deadline. And inevitably, this means the price of R22 will increase rapidly due to short in demand.
If you currently have R22 refrigerant in some of your air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, not only will they soon become obsolete, but also the efficiency of the equipment running is far below par than what the current technologies and equipment can offer you. The savings made, by simply investing in new technologies for all refrigeration and air conditioning equipment at this stage would be substantial and beneficial to any business.
If you know that some of your air conditioning or refrigeration equipment currently operates on R22 refrigerant, then Service Group 365 would certainly advise you to investigate other options immediately. Now this may seem like “jumping the gun”, however when 2014 does arrive the demand to replace old R22 equipment will inevitably push up costs of all new refrigeration air conditioning and installations. If there was a most economic time to replace equipment, then Service Group 365 firmly believes that 2012 is it.
Service group 365 specialising in air conditioning London, has over 8 years experience in the industry with a cumulative extensive knowledge which equates to over 85 years experience. With vast experience and industry knowledge and all the correct training, it’s clear why, Service Group 365 are the right choice to help you to comply with new legislation and save on energy costs moving forward.