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Blog Title: What is the clean air act?

Main Que: How does the Clean Air Act impact heating and cooling systems?

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  • Query By: ROSA CHAPMAN (Santa Fe, TX)
  • Date: 10/28/2013

Answer: The portion of the Clean Air Act that applies to the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry encourages the development of ozone-friendly substitutes for chemicals that contain ozone destroying chlorine, which are called hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). The chemical refrigerant of choice for more than four decades, referred to as R-22, is in the HCFC category. R-22 is widely used in heat pumps and AC condensing units to heat and cool homes. Today, a refrigerant called R-410A is used because of its ozone-friendly properties.

  • Replied By: MITCHELL VAZQUEZ (Bucklin, CT)
  • Replied Date: 11/04/2013