Freon™ Refrigerants for Residential Refrigeration

Efficiently Cooling and Preserving Perishable Foods

From home refrigerators to chest freezers, residential/domestic refrigeration systems are designed to chill beverages and keep food safe for consumption while maintaining energy-efficient performance.

While supporting these basic functions, equipment in the market is undergoing a renaissance. It is no longer enough to have just two distinct cooling compartments, refrigerator and freezer. Now, new refrigerator features require that refrigerants support different temperature zones within a single unit. For example, new home systems now accommodate temperature-controlled drawers, wine and soda storage space, airtight produce crispers, and door-in-door storage to access items without opening the main unit.

While R-12 was once the go-to choice for residential/domestic refrigeration systems, Freon™ R-134a refrigerant is now most commonly used. Its versatility allows it to work in home systems ranging from small under-the-counter refrigerators to family-sized refrigeration/freezer systems with multiple cooling compartments.

Long-Term Use Considerations

Regulations on the long-term use of refrigerants vary by region and application, and may change over time. For the latest information, please visit the Regulations page.

If you're looking for a low GWP alternative, consider the portfolio of Opteon™ refrigerants by Chemours.