January 1, 2005
R410A set to replace R22
Ten years ago, the wheels were set in motion to begin phasing out ozone-depleting refrigerants such as R12 and R22, creating the need for an environmentally sound refrigerant. Today, R410A offers high efficiency and long term cost savings to homeowners. It is truly revolutionary in every sense of the word, and its creation is essential to the future of the heating and cooling industry.
R410A is quickly becoming the global choice to replace R22.
In 1987, scientists and government officials convened in Montreal in response to the growing pressure to preserve the earth ozone layer. What emerged was the Montreal Protocol, an internationally binding action plan to eliminate ozone-harming chemicals. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) such as R12 were targeted first since they caused the most damage to the environment.
February 7, 1998
Copeland Announces R-410A Compliant Scroll® Product Expansion
DALLAS, Copeland Corporation announced expansions to its R-410A scroll product line during this year’s International Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition in Dallas. The company’s R-410A compressor offering, which currently ranges from two to five horsepower, will expand in 2000 to include 1.5 horsepower and a total of 30 model offerings in both 50 Hz and 60 Hz, as well as three-phase models.
April 2, 2004
Energy Department Will Enforce 13 SEER Air Conditioner Standard
WASHINGTON, DC The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it will enforce a 13 seasonal energy efficiency rating or SEER standard for residential central air conditioners. This standard, which will apply to central air conditioners starting in January 2006, increases by 30 percent the SEER standard that applies to models sold today.
At this point, all parties have had their day in court, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Garman said. DOE will enforce the 13 SEER standard. In the interest of giving consumers and industry the regulatory certainty they need, it is time for the government and for private parties to stop litigating, and start working towards complying with the 13 SEER standard.
The Energy Department had promulgated a 12 SEER standard in 2002, but earlier this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the department had done so improperly. The air conditioner manufacturing industry had challenged the 13 SEER, which DOE had issued in January 2001, but recently withdrew its challenge.