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EPA approves HFC-32 refrigerant for use in residential AC units

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March 31, 2015

HFC-32 (R-32), a chlorine-free, single-component refrigerant, has received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in home air conditioning. The approval comes as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and is a result of the EPA’s Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP), which identifies and approves additional climate-friendly chemicals.

The HFC-32 (R-32) refrigerant is contained in an estimated eight million units in Japan. It will be approved for use in equipment such as package-terminal air conditioners, window-room air conditioners and portable air conditioners that meet the requirements of UL Standard 484 and the use conditions of the EPA SNAP approval.

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1 Comment » for EPA approves HFC-32 refrigerant for use in residential AC units
  1. James Palkens says:

    R32 is an extremely flammable (SDS) refrigerant.
    I cannot locate any recovery machines in the US market that are rated for use with R32. The only machine that I found is manufactured for the EU. Are we behind the curve on this one?

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