What Makes TDX 20 The Best Refrigerant To Date
TdX 20 was developed by as a replacement to R-22 products that are being phased out due to ozone layer depletion consequences. Over time R-22 refrigerants were quite common because of their efficiency. There is a mandate for R-22 products to be phased out by 2020 but currently production has been halted. Any new HVAC units being produced will not include Freon or any other R-22 product. After 2020, any HVAC units with Freon will become obsolete and will no longer be imported or manufactured.
A lot of people will incur some losses with this change. That’s because HVAC units are quite expensive and the installation is also not cheap. Therefore, residential and commercial property owners will face the huge losses clearing out the Freon systems. Some of the refrigerant replacements can’t run on the previous R-22 systems. Therefore, the existing infrastructure needs to be replaced and removed entirely for the best results.
Therefore, property owners need to pay to have the old systems removed and install the new ones. However, TdX 20 has brought a new kind of hope for property owners. Note that, this refrigerant option doesn’t present any of the disadvantages of the previous R-22 products but can operate using the same equipment. A simple HVAC unit can be recharged with the new refrigerant and the equipment will be in compliance with the new regulations. Even better, the equipment will run more efficiently at a more affordable price.
Don’t forget about the expected benefits on the environment since it has a less impact on the environment. Remember, when Freon was introduced in the niche, it was because it was more efficient than the existing alternatives at the time. However, it has been surrounded by a lot of controversies currently including the negative impact it has on the environment. Previously, CFC based gases were used but they were depleted for the same reasons. That’s why TdX 20 has now been adopted.
Running an HVAC unit can be quite expensive. They are constantly working to heat or cool down spaces. For most properties, the HVAC unit will account for at least 50% of the total utility bills for every month. By switching the coolant, you can count on an increase in the overall energy efficiency and reduce the utility bill considerably. There should be a tremendous increase in the overall price of R-22 refrigerants in the next few years thus a lot more people are opting for the replacements. With the phase out deadline approaching fast, it makes a lot of sense to switch to the environmentally friendly option.
TDX 20 is considerably cheaper and also promises a lot of savings on the energy efficiency front. The Global Warming Potential (GWP) is also very low and it has proven to be the most energy efficient R-22 replacement. For the last 7 years, Bluon Energy, the company behind the production of TdX 20, was engrossed in the creation of alternatives before creating the ultimate replacement. Note that, some of the proposed alternatives were good enough but they were not as energy efficient as TDX 20.
That means, they have a low GWP but using them would demand a lot of electricity usage. Therefore, they didn’t offer much of a compromise compared to the new option. A few tests performed on the alternative refrigerant proved that they could increase the energy consumption of a simple HVAC unity by at least 30% and that’s not ideal for a regular business or residential property as well as industrial spaces that require a lot of heating and cooling. That’s what makes TDX 20 a much better option.
Compared to all the previous refrigerant options brought forward by the company, it proved to be a much better option for the impact on the ozone layer and also operates more efficiently. It will transport heat at lower pressures than other types of refrigerants thus improving the overall energy efficiency of a simple HVAC unit by at least 25%.
Since 2016, the EPA cleared TDX 20 since it passed all the requirements. It has proven to be a viable alternative and has been marketed for use by different property for the best results. Since the R-22 phase out deadline was initiated, a lot of people knew about it. However, there was a lot of unpreparedness because there is always the fear of the unknown. On the other hand, most people don’t want to interfere with their units while they are still working. It might have been a sensible view at one point but it’s actually short-sighted.
Some of the reasons why it has been proposed include the following.
a) Any equipment running on the refrigerant is expected to consume at least 20% less energy than the previous refrigerant options. Therefore, households and businesses alike are expected to reduce their energy consumption per month. There should also be reduced usage of electricity during peak times using the refrigerant, good news for industrial complexes than utilize a lot of energy.
b) There should also be reduced daily operation time between 20 minutes to 90 minutes. That means, the HVAC unit doesn’t have to be operational all through but should work only when required to conserve energy among other things.
c) The refrigerant should also increase the lifespan of the unity because it’s expected to preserve and increase the cooling capacity of the HVAC unit in use.
d) The TDX 20 refrigerant is expected to operate in low, medium and high temperature systems efficiently. Therefore, it’s applicable in different settings without any worries about damaging the equipment because of over or under usage.
e) It works with all the conventional metering systems so there is no need to change things to improve the devices. Basically, you don’t need to spend any extra money to change your unit to comply with the refrigerant.
Following the mandate to phase out R-22 refrigerants, TdX 20 has proven to be a much better alternative by reducing the ozone layer impact considerably and improving energy efficiency.