There is great concern about the imminent exit from the Freon market, as it is currently the most commonly used refrigerant. As of January 1, 2020, its commercialization will be discontinued, due to its effects on the environment.
Freon is the name under which Chemours Company registered R-22, a type of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), derived from r20. This r-20 is used in the manufacture of refrigerants and its use became popular in the early twentieth century as a safer alternative to chloroform, which was the component used until then.
For years it gave very good results, but its impact on the destruction of the ozone layer has progressively discouraged its use.
The problem faced by consumers is that, to date, equipment designed to work with Freon cannot adapt to other types of refrigerants. This is how existing compressors and a large part of the HVAC-R infrastructure should be eliminated and replaced, which implies a large investment.
However, there is good news on the horizon. The new Bluon Energy, also known as Tdx 20, has managed to overcome the difficulty. This new refrigerant has been specifically designed to operate on equipment operating with R-22, avoiding its drawbacks
But this is not your only advantage. A Bluon system can reach efficiency up to 25% higher. Like a good number refrigerants, Bluon goes through a several of stage changes within the heat unit. In this case, we talk about five unusual phase changes, which allow you to use the entire coil length and transfer extra heat than the conventional Freon.
Also, the average consumption of a system that uses Tdx 20 is 73 amps, compared to 86 amps (or more, during the peaks) of the Freon. That is, the energy consumption of Bluon is considerably lower than the options available in the market, and it is also environmentally safe and much more efficient.