The Refrigerant Ban in Air Conditioning takes grip

To protect the ozone layer, new legislation now enforces the removal and replacement of R-22. R-22 was the most commonly used low temperature refrigerant in air conditioning plant up until 2002.

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R22-Phase-Out-DEADLINE-JAN-Act now R22 ban 1 January 2015

It is now illegal to use virgin hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) such as R-22 when servicing and maintaining air conditioning equipment.

We’re here to help

We can assist you in developing a strategy to ensure comr22 phase outpliance with the new legislation. We will audit your equipment and advise on whether it is more cost-effective to adapt the existing air conditioning system or replace it. If replacement is advisable, we will calculate the potential energy savings, CO2 reductions and payback period, and manage the refit of new systems and the disposal of the R-22.

Know about ECA’s

We can also advise on the Government’s Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme, which allows accelerated tax relief on certain new equipment. The link to the Government’s ETL site is here.

Did you know just how much you can save with a new Air Con system?

The illustration below shows the dividends of investing in new high efficiency air conditioning plant. With the latest R-22 legislation taking grip, this may well be a good opportunity to speak to Clean Air about replacing your air conditioning system.

New Air Conditioning: What are the savings?

Clean Air HVAC Legislation Guides

Below you will find our guide to R-22 and other legislation, we hope you find them useful:

Clean Air Guide to R-22

Clean Air Guide to EPBD

Clean Air Guide to EPBD FAQ’s

Clean Air Guide to F-GAS


Are you aware of other HVAC legislation?

Follow these links to other major legislation and compliance issues that you need to be familiar with.

Part L Building Regulations

Energy Performance Directive

R-22 Refrigerant Ban



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