New Refrigerant Aims to Take on Global Warming
by Jamie Ruf
Vehicle air conditioning units have long gotten a bad rap when it comes to environmental issues. People have questioned just how much they have contributed to global warming as they have been keeping cars and the people in them cooler. Now those in Brisbane and beyond can take comfort in what is now emerging as the next big thing in vehicle air conditioning refrigerant – HFO R1234yf.
R1234yf (pronounced twelve thirty-four) is on pace to become the industry standard when it comes to air conditioning refrigerant. And for good reason! While it costs a little more than what has typically been used, it’s worth it in the long run when you consider what it will do for the environment.
The refrigerant has been crafted to have a low global warming potential and has a focus on being eco friendly. In fact, it’s estimated that it will provide a 90 percent reduction in global warming potential. Just imagine the benefits when all vehicles have made the switch to this new refrigerant!
Having zero ozone depletion potential, R1234yf also offers an excellent cooling performance that is suitable for all types of climates. While all new vehicles will be manufactured to have R1234yf, others can make the switch, too. At Keepin’ Cool we can make the switch by carefully recovering your current refrigerant, making any necessary repairs, and then replacing it with the new R1234yf.
Being able to use your vehicle’s air conditioner without worrying about contributing to global warming is a great benefit. Now you can ride cool and help keep the planet cooler, too! Give us a call today to learn more about making the switch to R1234yf. We specialize in all aspects of vehicle air conditioning and can help you determine if making the switch is the right move for your vehicle.