The air conditioning industry is always innovating to improve efficiency, reduce costs and minimise its impact on the environment. As well as introducing new air conditioning units and equipment, in recent years manufacturers have been working to develop new refrigerants, which bring significant benefits to users.
R32 is the most prominent of these next generation refrigerants. It carries heat more efficiently and has a lower environmental impact than the previous industry standard R410A and other common refrigerants. R32 air conditioning systems use up to 20% less refrigerant than these systems, meaning they have lower energy costs, greater flexibility and lower carbon emissions.
The benefits of R32 include:
- Lower Running Costs
- Higher Efficiency
- Reduced Carbon Footprint
- Future Proof
- Greater Flexibility
In August 2015, B-DACS became the first installer to use R32 in Scotland, demonstrating our commitment to using the most up to date technology and finding the best possible solutions for our customers.
Having first introduced R32 to commercial markets in Japan and Australia, Daikin was the first manufacturer to offer R32 in air conditioning systems in the UK. B-DACS is a Daikin D1 installer, benefiting from exclusive training and dedicated technical support.
Now, most major manufacturers including Mitsubishi Electric and Toshiba have developed R32 ready air conditioning systems. Over the last three years, we have developed expertise in installing these systems and are ideally placed to help our customers get the most out of the new refrigerant.
R32 is likely to be the industry standard refrigerant for years to come, so we are delighted to be able to install R32 systems to the highest standard.
R32 and the Environment
R32 was developed in response to new F-Gas regulations. HCFC refrigerants, such as R22, were proven to have high global warming potential (GWP) and ozone depletion potential (ODP) and have been banned for use in new equipment since 2004.
New HFC refrigerants, including R410A, have zero ODP but their GWP remains high at 2,088. That means they don’t damage the ozone but still have a major impact on the environment. R32 also has zero ODP but its GWP is around two thirds lower at only 675, meaning it has a much lower carbon footprint.