What Is R-410A?
is a chlorine-free, environmentally friendly, next-generation refrigerant. Many
refrigerants developed before R-410A contains chlorine, which may be harmful to
the ozone layer.
is chlorine-free and therefore better for the environment. In fact, the Clean
Air Act requires that as of 2010, all new air conditioning and heat pump units
manufactured in North America will use chlorine-free refrigerants. So, by
choosing an R-410A air conditioner or heat pump, you’re getting the latest in
refrigerant technology -- and helping the environment!
Why Was R-410A Developed?
was developed in response to an agreement between numerous countries (known as
the Montreal Protocol) that stated that those countries would move toward
discontinuing the use of hydrochloro-fluorocarbon (HCFC)-based refrigerants.
HCFCs are widely accepted to be ozone-depleting chemical compounds, and R-410A,
a non-HCFC-based refrigerant, is a much more environmentally friendly
How Can I Be Sure R-410A Is "The One"?
The first units built using R-410A were introduced in 1995. Today, all of the major
manufacturers of residential HVAC equipment are building units that use R-410A.
These companies have made the investments necessary in& retooling their
manufacturing facilities to build new units designed to work specifically with