Things you should know about replacement systems
R22 is a hydrochlorofluorcarbon (HCFC) which was commonly used in air conditioning systems.
However, both new and recycled sources of R22 are banned from January 2015. Many systems today are still running on R22, but supplies of R22 will soon be obsolete. Now’s the time to replace any R22 systems.
Some manufacturers, e.g. Daikin, offer replacement systems that can operate with the new HFC refrigerants. Such systems then deliver increased efficiencies, and in some cases the existing inter-connecting pipe work can be reused, which represents a substantial cost saving on installation. Please note: All existing inter-connecting pipe work would require pressure testing to assure its integrity.