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Heatworks is fully compliant and registered with Refcom and Gas Safe and through Works Electrical NICEIC. If you have any queries about current legislation we are happy to respond.

What is HCFC / R22 phase-out?

European legislation, driven by the Montreal Protocol, has established the timely phasing out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) that contribute to climate change through ozone layer depletion and global warming. The 1st January 2010 was the deadline that bans the use of new (or virgin) HCFC’s.

HCFC’s (most notably R22) are used as refrigerants in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Owners of such equipment need to take action to ensure they comply with this legislation. Failing to comply will lead to issues maintaining the equipment in operation.

All R22 refrigerant including re-used gases for the maintenance of old plant has to be phased out by 1st January 2015.

For full details on the legislation you can visit www.refcom.org. Heatworks can provide a variety of solutions to assist in this process, for a free site survey please call us on 01274 852900.

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