R410A & R32 Systems
R32 is already making up 50% of the existing R410A refrigerant found in many current air conditioning systems. R32 has a GWP of 675 (one third that of R410A), is highly energy efficient and is easy to recycle.
Plus, the volumetric capacity of R32 is around 20% higher than that of R410A, which means system refrigerant volumes are lower.
R32 - The Benefits
- Low GWP of 675.
- High efficiency refrigerant.
- F-Gas phase-down compliant.
- Less refrigerant volume requirement compared to R410A.
- Using lower GWP rated gases such as R32 allows for a reduction in leak checking requirements. For example, a 7kW split system with a charge of 3.0kg of R410A will need to be checked every 12 months, whereas the R32 equivalent would have a lower total charge in kg, resulting in no legal requirement for the annual check.
- Affordable and readily available.
- A single component refrigerant.
- Easy to handle, reuse and recycle.
- Used in manufacturers newest, state-of-the-art products.
- R32 offers significant benefits in terms of reduced environmental impact and running costs, thus reducing CO2 emissions throughout the products life cycle.
Will R410A be banned in the UK?
The F-Gas regulations are a phase-down (not phase out) of high GWP refrigerants. R410A equipment will still be readily available to buy from suppliers, while R32 refrigerant will be introduced in new systems which will run alongside R410A equipment.