Impact of R22 phase out

The impact of the R22 phase out

The impact of the R22 phase out is already hitting home, as new sources of R22 are already banned. Demand for reclaimed R22 is likely to outstrip supply levels before January 2015. Not only are price rises inevitable, but stocks will run low. If reclaimed R22 is not available, some repairs will not be possible and system downtime is inevitable. R22 systems must be replaced before system maintenance is compromised

Do nothing about the R22 phase out and you risk:

  • Greater chance of system failure
  • Increased maintenance requirements for ageing systems
  • Exponentially increased running costs
  • Higher CO2 emissions

R22 supply shortages and delays could impact on:

  • Refurbishment programmes
  • Routine maintenance
  • Compressor repairs
  • Refrigerant replacement
  • Normal operation of HVAC systems
  • Energy efficiency of building operation