What is Air Conditioner R32 Refrigerant?
R32 is an HFC Hydrofluorocarbons refrigerant. It was developed by Daikin and is used as a replacement for R22 and R410A refrigerants. The reason for its popularity is that it is more efficient when carrying heat and has a lower impact on the environment. Although you may use your air conditioner to send out cold air the unit still generates heat within the system to perform its cooling functions.
Because the R-32 refrigerant can convey heat it means it can also reduce your electricity bill by 10%. Adding to these systems that use R32 is the impact on Global Warming. This is one third less than systems that use R22 and R410A.
As the only manufacturer that develops and manufactures both air conditioners and refrigerants, Daikin launched the world’s first residential-use air conditioner using R-32.
Various refrigerants have been used in air conditioners until now. Regulations have increasingly become stricter from greater consideration for the global environment because of the Montreal Protocol in 1987 and the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, resulting in a shift to refrigerants with ever lower environmental impact.
Currently, R-410A is the refrigerant most commonly used in developed countries. However, if all R-410A were converted to R-32, the impact to global warming from HFCs in 2030 would be reduced by the CO2equivalent of approximately 800 million tons (19%) compared to the continued use of R-410A.
Benefits of R32 Refrigerant
- Environmentally Friendly – R32 refrigerant air conditioners and less harmful to the earth’s atmosphere which in turn has less impact on global warming.
- Lower Cost – As R32 is a single gas it costs 30% less per kilogram than traditional refrigerants such as R410A.
- Energy Efficient – The R32 gas is cheaper but it also lasts longer. Over the run, this means it is a quarter of the cost of other air conditioning systems.