All posts by "Alec Johnson"

It’s always sad news when you see a story like this. This came up on my alerts earlier this morning and I felt that I had to take some time ...

Let me start this off with saying that a 1234yf system is VERY similar to an R-134a system. If you are familiar with 134a repairs then you should be just ...

On October 24th the state of California will hold a public workshop to discuss a proposal for reducing and ultimately phasing out HFC refrigerants from the state. The official document ...

To understand the history of 1234yf and the other HFO refrigerants we first have to go back in time to the 1980’s. Back then all automotive applications were using the ...

To understand the history of 410A and the other refrigerants we first have to go back in time to the 1980’s. Back then all automotive applications were using the CFC ...

Most of you know that I got my start and interest in the industry about ten years ago when I worked as a purchaser for a larger automotive dealer group. ...

R-410A has been around for nearly ten years now but there are still so many questions asked about it that I thought I would take the time and put together ...

R-410A has been around for nearly ten years now and it is now becoming a standard refrigerant for a residential technician to deal with. That being said there are still ...

There are dozens of car manufacturers using 1234YF as their refrigerant in newer models not only here in the United States but also across the world. In fact the common ...

1234yf is coming. If you haven’t come across a 1234yf unit either in your garage, your shop, or your neighbors garage then I can assure you that the time will ...

Hello folks and welcome! Today on RerigerantHQ we will be comparing the main differences between the HCFC R-22 refrigerant to the newer HFC R-410A refrigerant. R-410A has been around for ...

Something that can be confusing to a lot of technicians rather they are a residential tech, commercial tech, or a mechanic is refrigerant oil. The goal of a refrigerant lubricant ...

A few months ago I wrote about a company called Airgas Refrigerants. Every time I see that company’s name I get a little nostalgic as it brings me back to ...

R-410A, also known as Puron, is arguably becoming one of the most popular refrigerants in the world. It rose to prominence here in the United States in the year 2010 ...

Refrigerant and refrigeration is used across the world and every day in your daily life, but how does it work? This is a question that gets asked a lot by ...

This is a topic that I see a lot and to be honest I don’t fully understand. In an effort to educate myself and to show others I am going ...
Flammable Refrigerants

You may have noticed these while looking through Safety Data Sheets. You may have noticed them when looking at labels on refrigerant cylinders. I hope you noticed them while you ...

R-1234yf, or HFO-1234yf is soon to be one of the most popular refrigerants in the world. Making it’s debut in the early 2000’s it has quickly rose to power and ...

Most of you in the automotive industry have already heard of the new HFO 1234YF refrigerant. Depending on where you are in the world you may have already come across ...

Last week I wrote an article going into how Honeywell and Chemours are filing an appeal to a federal court’s ruling that overturned the EPA’s phase out of HFC refrigerants. ...