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Old 04-06-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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R22 Replacement


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R22 is over $350.00 for 30lbs tanks. Any solutions out there.
I see this new item by a company called Ecofreeez. EF-22a.
They claim thats it's a drop in replacemnet for R22 and can be used to top off and/or replace. Its made of hydrocarbons.
Very reasonable in price.
Any thoughts aout there will be greatly appereciated.

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Old 04-06-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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Great Stuff!! At first I couldn't figured out the 30lb equivalent thing. But when I got it I realized that the reason they do that is because you will use less. For every 2.5 pounds of R22 I took out I only had to put in one pound of EF-22a. It worked like a charm and at lower amperage!
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The EPA has not approved propane to be used in central cooling systems.
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The EPA has not approved propane to be used in central cooling systems.
Can you tell me some further reason why it's not approved?
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No, I can't.
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Can you tell me some further reason why it's not approved?

Unfortunately for the environment, releases of R-22, such as those from leaks, contribute to ozone depletion. In addition, R-22 is a greenhouse gas and the manufacture of R-22 results in a by-product that contributes significantly to global warming.

Also there are several reasons behind the Ban on R22. Such as recycling process for R22 etc. We may expect the new R22 based products may be available after 2020 hopefully.


However existing units can be repaired using R-22. Cheers
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Can you tell me some further reason why it's not approved?
If you look at the MSDS sheets on this stuff it is 95% propane/butane
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While R22 is very costly and not that good for the environment, its currently the only solution available that wont void the warranty. While the replacements do seem to be a promising solution for the future, unfortunately most manufacturers will void the warranty if anything other than R22 is used.

I have heard from several contractors that there might also be compatibility issues with some of the replacements as well. While it may very well just be speculation, some have stated that the replacements do not seem to perform as well as the actual R22.

Hopefully manufacturers will catch on and allow the use of the more eco friendly and lower cost refrigerants soon, as this would also help speed up the phasing out of the old R22 systems. Hope this answer helps!
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