Plan ahead now with our NY HFC Phase Out Chart.
News alert: On September 23, 2020, New York announced, during Climate Week NYC, that it was finalizing the HFC regulations. They are expected to be published in the State Register on October 14.
HFC phase-outs are becoming more common. Other states have started these phase-outs as well, most notably in California. This is all part of a larger trend in HVAC/R.
We used to think that HFCs were a better alternative to 3rd generation refrigerants, including HCFCs. However, as time has gone on, it's clear that HFCs have a substantial climate impact, including having a high GWP. Legislators have realized that for the sake of the planet, it's time to begin phasing them out. This of course has massive implications for HVAC/R professionals who are trying to maintain systems and make sure that they are in compliance.
We've been staying on top of the latest in New York and asking questions we know HVAC/R pros will want to know. We've read through the legislation, and we've put together this handy guide so you can quickly learn what you need to know about the latest regulations.
Here's what you'll learn:
- The HFC Prohibitions which apply to anyone who sells, supplies, offers for sale, installs, uses, or enters into commerce in the State of New York (unless an exemption).
- The prohibited refrigerants for air-conditioning, including centrifugal chillers (new) and positive displacement chillers (new) end-uses.
- The prohibited refrigerants for refrigeration, including supermarket systems (new and retrofit) and remote condensing units (new and retrofit) and more.