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Freon R22 and its Replacement, Puron R410A

You may know that air conditioners need refrigerant to make cool air, and you may know that this is sometimes called freon. It’s actually known as R22, and the name “Freon” comes from DuPont’s name for R22. Freon is considered a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), which contributes to ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere. Since 2010, new air conditioners have been manufactured with new standardized R410A, also known as Puron. What does this mean? It means, hopefully, better news for the environment, for one. R410A does not contain chlorine (and instead has fluoride), which will reduce the damage to the ozone if
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Categories: Air Conditioning.