If you use refrigerant gases, keeping up with increasingly strict legislation can be quite a challenge. You need to be fully aware of the environmental impact of your products and services. This is measured in two ways:
The leakage of refrigerant gases into the atmosphere can cause ozone depletion and contribute to global warming.
Refrigeration and air conditioning systems consume energy, which raises CO2 emissions and contributes to global warming.
More recently, new legislation and growing consumer demands are pushing the industry to further reduce the GWP of refrigeration systems. The market is now seeing the emergence of new, lower-GWP refrigerants (including hydrofluoroolefins or HFOs and natural refrigerants) and a greater focus on leak detection coupled with the effective recovery and destruction of used refrigerants.