Why Are HFO Refrigerants Less Flammable Than Hydrocarbon Refrigerants?

HFO and HC (Hydrocarbon) refrigerants, often referred to as the fourth generation of the 21st refrigerants, are efficient and environmentally friendly refrigerants that carry several similarities and differences. One common difference is that HFOs have a lower flammability than Hydrocarbons. So, why are HFO refrigerants less flammable than hydrocarbon refrigerants? We’ll provide an in-depth answer … Read more

R454B Vs R410A: Which One Should You Use

Intro R454B is considered to be one of the refrigerants that will take over from R410A after its completely phased out by 2025. However, one question we see a lot in many forums nowadays is: R454B Vs R410: Which one is better in terms of energy efficiency, safety, cost, and environmentally friendliness? Our team of … Read more

R410a vs R32: Which One is Better?

R32 vs R410A: Which One is Better?

One of the most popular R410A replacement is R32. Since its introduction in the market, many manufacturers are shifting their attention towards it. But the question in most people’s minds is (including HVAC technicians): R410A vs R32, which one is better? The answer: R32 is a better refrigerant than R410A in terms of cooling efficiency, … Read more

R452A Refrigerant: Properties, Pros, Cons, Uses

R452A refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet

R452A refrigerant is an HFO refrigerant, introduced into the market as a replacement for R-404A and R507A. The refrigerant, manufactured by both Honeywell and Chemours, consists of three components: R32, R125 and R1234yf. Technicians that would love to know more about the refrigerant, its properties, benefits and limitations, here is an in-depth post on it. … Read more

R- 1233zd Refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet

R452A refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet

R-1233zd (product name: Solstice zd) is a single component hydrofluroolefin refrigerant made to replace R123. Many manufacturers have come to adopt this refrigerant in recent years because of the chemical, physical, and thermodynamic properties it carries. If you are a technician and you want more information on this refrigerant, this article is for you. We … Read more

R-448A Refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet

R452A refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet

One of the refrigerant you can find in most modern cooling systems is R-448A. The refrigerant, which falls under the category of HFOs, is a zeotropic blend that consists of 2 HFOs (R1234ze and R1234yf) and 3 HFC refrigerants (R134A, R125, and R32). The refrigerant (also known as Solstice N40) is a product of Honeywell … Read more

R-452B Refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet

R452A refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet

R-452B is a hydrofluroolefin (HFO) refrigerant, known to be one of the most energy efficient replacements of R-410A. The refrigerant is a zeotropic blend consisting of a mixture of three refrigerants, R-32, R-125, and R-1234yf. As you know, HFOs are a new class of refrigerants set to replace refrigerants with a high global warming impact. … Read more

Water as a Refrigerant: Is It a Good Option or Not?

Living organisms use water not only as a source of nourishment but also as a refrigerant. The water that animals drink helps to regulate the body temperature by dissipating heat. When you also take a bath, you also regulate your body temperature, especially when you take a cold bath during a hot day. Manufacturers are … Read more

Are Solid Refrigerants the Future of Refrigerants?

Are Solid Refrigerants the Future of Refrigerants?

In recent years, scientists have been in the process of finding alternative eco friendly refrigerants. One option that scientists are proving to be quite efficient are solid refrigerants. Many scientists are optimistic that these refrigerant types might be the future of the refrigerant industry. In fact, there are a few new air conditioning systems in … Read more

Lenz Sales and Distributing turns 27!

Recently we spoke with Tom Lenz, the president of Lenz Sales and Distributing on the 27th anniversary of his company. We’d like to share the story of this great refrigerant distributor, because it’s a very inspirational one and also because we think you’d like to know more about the refrigerant distributor we recommend most! Let’s … Read more

R-421A Refrigerant Facts & Info Sheet

R452A refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet

R-421A is a highly efficient hydrofluorocarbon that is a drop-in replacement for R22 refrigerant. It consists of 2 components; that is, 58% of R-125 and 42% of R-134A. The refrigerant blend came into existence at a time when governments had signed a treaty to eliminate ozone-depleting refrigerants. Although R22 had a low impact on the … Read more