Go Green with R410A Gas in Air Conditioners
One of the hottest discussions within the air conditioning and heating industry is the difference between two refrigerants – R-22 and R-410A. As a homeowner considering a purchase, it’s important that you understand the difference so you can make the best decision for your system. We’ve outlined below the main differences between the two –
- Often referred to by a brand name like Freon®
- As of 2010, R-22 was discontinued for use in new air conditioning systems
- R-22 is a hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) which contributes to ozone depletion
- Often referred to by a brand name like Puron®
- Has been approved for use in new residential air conditioners
- Is a hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC) which does not contribute to ozone depletion
- Will become the new standard for U.S. residential air conditioning systems in 2015
Newer air conditioning models are designed to be used with R-410A for reliable and more efficient operation. Because R-410A can absorb and release more heat than R-22, your air conditioning compressor can run cooler, reducing the risk of compressor burnout due to overheating.
R-410A also functions at a higher pressure than R-22, so new compressors are built to withstand greater stresses, reducing the chance for cracking. If you were to put R-410A refrigerant into a system designed for R-22, the pressure would be too much and the unit would break.
All air conditioners use an oil to keep the compressor lubricated during operation. R-22 air conditioners use mineral oil and R-410A systems use synthetic oil. The synthetic oil is generally more soluble with R-410A than mineral oil is with R-22. This means the R-410A system operates more efficiently reducing wear and tear on the compressor.
Here are some Puron benefits that may make you re-think your current cooling solutions.
1. Puron Has Been Used Safely for Years
Puron was introduced to the HVAC industry in 1996 after global concerns over ozone protection. Since then, millions of Indian households have used Puron safely for air conditioning in their homes.
2. It is Non Corrosive, Too
Before Puron, refrigerant leaks could damage air conditioner hardware. Because of its safe ingredients, R410A will not corrode tubing or casings around your unit.
3. Puron Emits Zero Ozone Depleting Chemicals
Air conditioning systems utilizing Puron refrigerant are more environmentally friendly. R410A does not release any harmful chemicals into the earth’s ozone.
4. It is Non Flammable
When your air conditioner is working hard, you do not have to worry about the hazard of flammable refrigerant. Puron is rendered non-flammable by its very chemical structure.
5. Flexible Usability
R410A refrigerant can easy be used with brass, steel and copper tubing, making it a great option for any type of air conditioner. The only units it cannot be used with are older, low-pressure refrigerated air systems.
6. It is the Least Toxic Refrigerant
Other refrigerants like ammonia and R-22 can release chemicals into the air while they cool. While it is unsafe to touch without gloves on, Puron offers 100% safe and nontoxic air in your home. It is the safest air quality option for homes.
7. It Thrives in High Pressure Environments
Puron is designed to deliver maximum refrigeration quickly. It is most efficient in a high-pressure HVAC system due to its heat transfer properties. Homeowners can depend on it to deliver cool air during intense heat waves quickly and efficiently.
8. Puron Refrigerant is Affordable
One of the greatest benefits of Puron is its price. Installation costs are typically low and the substance itself is moderately priced
9. Quiet Air Conditioning
Air conditioning systems utilizing Puron refrigerant are more energy efficient and quieter. Homeowners can barely tell the air is on!
10. Lower Energy Costs
Because Puron operates at a higher pressure than other refrigerants, it creates cooler temperatures quicker. This means you can control the climate more effectively and lower your monthly energy bill.
11. Reduced Future Service Costs
It is a well known fact that outdated equipment is more expensive to service. By upgrading your air conditioner to Puron, you can maximize your energy and maintenance savings.
12. Plethora of Puron
Currently, homeowners with R-22 air conditioning are experiencing higher prices for refrigerant due to a shortage. By switching to a Puron refrigerant, you will not only use less, you will not have to worry about running out.