*EPA Warns Again

EPA Warns Again

EPA Warns Again

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautioning homeowners, HVAC contractors, and service technicians of the safety hazards related to recharging existing home air conditioning systems with a propane-based refrigerant. Using a propane-based refrigerant in an air conditioner that is not designed to use propane or flammable refrigerants poses a threat to homeowners as well as service technicians, because systems that are recharged with an unapproved alternative called “22a” can catch fire or explode, resulting in injury and property damage.click here to read more

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  1. I know a very knowledgeable HVAC tech and business owner who told me they tested an R22 system with raw, 100 propane. And he is not one to lie or tell tales. Says the system cooled perfectly, no change to metering devices, and system pressures were close with R22.

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