An R-22 Replacement for New ACs and Heat Pumps
Freon™ 410A (R-410A) refrigerant offers higher cooling capacity and significantly higher pressure than R-22 for use in systems specifically designed for R-410A. This hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant is compatible with polyolefin (POE) oils and replaces R-22 in positive displacement air conditioning (AC) and heat pump systems for residential and light commercial use.
Features and Benefits
Global regulations that curb or eliminate the use of R-22 have necessitated developing an alternative refrigerant. Using the non-ozone depleting, high efficiency Freon™ 410A in lieu of R-22 offers several benefits. First, new equipment designed for Freon™ 410A can have up to 60% greater capacity than what is available in current R-22 equipment. Second, new AC systems using Freon™ 410A can meet or exceed local energy performance guidelines, including the U.S. Department of Energy guidelines for 13 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (13 SEER).
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.
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