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R22 replacement

Why must we change?

As of 2015, it was made illegal to use Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), including the ozone-depleting refrigerant gas R22, in refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning (AC) systems. A European Regulation (known as the ‘ODS Regulation’) imposed a ban in all EU Member States against the use of new (or ‘virgin) R22 to maintain existing AC equipment. Since then only recycled R22 obtained from decommissioned AC equipment or reclaimed R22 can be used. Such recycled or reclaimed R22 is becoming increasingly scarce and expensive.

Since 2015 AC systems are not able to be topped up with any R22, whether that be virgin, recycled or reclaimed.

There are two options for a new AC system


Option 1

You replace your old system with new AC equipment.


Option 2

Alternative modern refrigerant is used to top them up. This will normally involve having to replace parts of the current AC system.

Things to consider when choosing which is the better of these two options include:

  • The age of the current AC system
  • The efficiency of the system
  • Leakage problems
  • Whether alternative refrigerants are compatible
  • The cost
  • Efficiency and availability of modern refrigerants
  • Manufacturer’s advice about using modern refrigerants

Here at Impact we’re able to review your current circumstances and develop a tailor made system best suited to your needs and budget, please contact us to discuss.

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Air conditioning tips

When your indoor evaporator unit leaks, examine the condense tray for evidence of debris. Always ensure that the washable filters are kept clean and free from dust build up.

Emergency repair

If your air conditioning fails, call us and we will organise for one of our fully qualified engineers to come out to you. There is no call out fee.

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