The Montreal Protocol was finalized in 1987- which is an agreement reached between all countries to protect the ozone layer of the planet by phasing out the use of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) such as R22. R22 is one of the most common refrigerants used in a majority of HVAC and refrigeration equipment across the globe. R22 is energy-efficient and HVAC compatible compared to most of the other refrigerants out there. But the only disadvantage of the substance is its harmful effects on the ozone layer of the planet. Hence, the Environmental Protection Authority or EPA decided to phase out this substance in stages. The first stage was implemented on the 1st of January 2010 where the substance was prohibited from being produced and imported to the United States other than for the purpose of servicing and repairing existing units across the country.
Old and New HVAC Systems
The second stage of the phase-out came into effect from the 1st of January 2015 where the manufacture of new equipment using R22 was completely banned. The final stage of the phase-out will come into effect from the 1st of January 2020 where the refrigerant will be completely banned from use in old and new HVAC systems. That is why the scientific community got together in finding an alternative bluon energy refrigerant that has similar or better energy-efficient qualities to R22 but doesn’t damage the ozone layer of the planet. One such refrigerant is Bluon TdX 20. Here are some of the important advantages of Bluon TdX 20.
Advantages of Bluon Tdx 20
TdX 20 is unique in its energy-efficient qualities as it is the only alternative refrigerant that is supposed to reduce the energy consumption of the HVAC units by at least 5-25% depending on the type of unit. This feat is achieved by way of carrying more heat under lower pressures. This will help maximize the use of the coil and reduce system losses in the process. Peter Capuciati is the co-founder and Chairman of Bluon’s board of directors and also a renowned physicist. He has stated that the company tried out hundreds of formulas before coming out with a winning formula in TdX 20 refrigerants. The experiment took more than three years to complete. The research team finally came across a formula that wasn’t showing up in the models. They had to stack five or more refrigerants on top of each other to achieve the winning formula. This formula helped lower the electricity consumption as well as increase the productivity of the coil.
TdX 20 was able to clear all its regulatory hurdles by the latter part of 2016. As the production of TdX 20 increased with time, the company was able to reduce the wholesale price of a pound of TdX 20 to around $13 – which is a very low priced compared to the wholesale price of a pound of R22 which has reached the $30-35 mark due to its limited production and distribution. That is why you need to opt for TdX 20 for all your HVAC and refrigeration systems.