14 Apr Coming EPA ban on certain coolants sends shivers through refrigeration industry
The refrigeration industry is reportedly growing worried that their market is about to turn very chilly once the approaching Environmental Protection Agency ban on certain gases used in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning takes effect.
The good news is that Priority Cool® has an appealing alternative, both environmentally and economically.
Starting in January 2016, the EPA wants to impose new rules that would restrict coolants used in grocery stores, restaurants and cars, as well as refrigerators and vending machines. The change will force the commercial refrigeration industry to switch rapidly from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which formerly had been regarded as acceptable substances in the urgent search to find something that poses no risk to our ozone layer and won’t contribute to global warming.
Just a couple of decades ago, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) were recognized by scientists as causing the rapid depletion of the ozone layer, prompting the EPA to phase them out under the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty that has had far-reaching effects on the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry. In the 1970s, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) had been found to be causing a huge hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica. HCFCs were hailed as the solution, but they too proved destructive.
Those familiar with Priority Cool®’s innovative product don’t have to worry about meeting the coming EPA deadline. All they have to do is find out more how this product will help them and make the switch. Why wait?
It’s time to advance to the next round of refrigerants and coolants. The planet is depending on it.
“Hydrocarbon formulas like ours are showing the industry their potential to be what the world is looking for,” says Justen Galante, sales advisor at PriorityCool® Refrigerants, “because they have the green energy properties and the ability to out-perform other refrigerants.”
So compliance with the EPA need not send the coolant and refrigerant industry into the deep freeze after all.