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

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

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

R-744 Carbon Dioxide Refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet


R-744 Carbon Dioxide is one of the oldest refrigerants in the world. Its first usage can be traced all the way back to the nineteenth century. Before the popularity of CFC and HCFC refrigerants Carbon Dioxide was one of the most widely used refrigerants. Chances are if you went to a movie theater in the … Read more

R-600a Isobutane Refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet


In the very beginning of refrigerants and air conditioning there were a select few refrigerants used. These refrigerants occurred naturally within our environment and were known as natural refrigerants. These included ammonia, carbon dioxide, water, and oxygen. Among these natural refrigerants under a subset category are what’s known as hydrocarbon refrigerants. Some examples of hydrocarbon … Read more

R-290 Propane Refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet


Natural refrigerants and hydrocarbons, such as propane, are some of the cleanest and environmentally friendly options out there for air conditioning and refrigeration. However, over the past century America has had very little use of natural refrigerants. Instead, we have opted for synthetic refrigerants such as CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, and now HFOs. While these synthetic … Read more

R-125 Refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet


R-125 is one of the most common refrigerants across the world yet so many people have never heard of it. While it is rare to find a direct R-125 refrigerant application, it is very common to find some of the blended refrigerants that R-125 contributes to. The ever popular R-410A and R-404A are blended HFC … Read more

R-404A Refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet


Today the HFC R-404A is one of the most commonly used refrigerants in the United States and in the world. You can find it most commercial refrigerators/freezers, in vending and ice machines, in refrigerated transport, and in specific industrial applications. 404A was originally implemented as a replacement option for the now banned CFC R-502. R-502 … Read more

R-12 Freon Refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet


As most of you know we here at RefrigerantHQ are taking the time to put together what’s known as our fact and information sheets on each specific refrigerant that is out there. So far we have touched on quite a few HFC and even HFO refrigerants. But are good friends from days past, CFCs, have … Read more

R-454B XL41 Refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet


Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to RefrigerantHQ. Today we will be taking an in-depth look at the newer HFO refrigerant from Chemours known as R-454B or XL41. This Opteon HFO refrigerant was created as an alternative to the ever commonly used R-410A Puron. While we have only been using 410A for around ten years … Read more

R-134a Refrigerant Facts & Info Sheet

R-134a Refrigerant

R-134a is the most commonly used refrigerant for automotive applications rather it be your twenty year old Toyota Camry or your Kenworth T-200 semi-truck. Ever since 1993 R-134a has been the staple refrigerant for automotive applications. Before 93 we used R-12 for our vehicles and now, as I write this article in 2018, there is … Read more