keepin cool environmentally friendly
by Jamie Ruf
Environmentally Friendly Car Air Conditioning
Keepin' Cool has gone green and is committed to protecting the environment. Our technicians are trained in the safe handling of refrigerants used in car air conditioning systems. Even though ozone depleting CFC refrigerants have been banned since 1993, there are still consequences to global warning if refrigerant is released into the atmosphere.
New legislation will make it illegal to work with refrigerants without approved training and certification. Keepin' Cool already operates within these new guidelines and has done since being established in 2006.
In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1989, Keepin' Cool removes harmful CFC refrigerants for disposal through authorized waste transfer stations. Our working practices and leak testing methods ensure that no refrigerant is deliberately released into the atmosphere.
Before recharging a system with refrigerant we carry out 2 separate leak test using first a vacuum and then high pressure (150psi) Oxygen free Nitrogen. This is the only approved way to test for a leak.
During 2009, Keepin' Cool will be developing a waste management policy to reduce the environmental effect of running our business. We have already taken some small steps including:
- Recycling all our used office paper
- Using the reverse side of printouts as scrap paper
- No clear window envelopes so our mailing can be 100% recycled
- Cardboard packaging is recycled
Keepin' Cool Auto Air Conditioning Specialist has already begun to define our carbon footprint. Our aim is to implement a reduction year on year with the help from the Australian Conservation Foundation website (www.acfonline.org.au) . By making small changes to the way we consume energy the long term benefits can be great both to our business spending and the environment.