Is R12a better than R134a?

Is R12a better than R134a?

Is R12a better than R134a?

HC-12a provides better cooling than an R-12 system retrofitted to R-134a, with much greater energy efficiency as well. Unlike R-134a, HC-12a is completely compatible with the hoses and oils used in R-12 systems, making the conversion much easier to accomplish. HC-12a is also patent-free due to its non-synthetic nature.

Is R12 and R12a the same?

Adding R12a refrigerant to the R12 system: It’s basically the same procedure as adding R12 except you must screw on the R12-to-R12a quick-connect adapter fitting pictured below (included in the kit) to the LOW suction service port first. The adapter fitting has it’s own Schrader valve internally, so no gas will escape.

Can you replace R134a with R12a?

It’s illegal to vent R134a into the atmostphere! You don’t just blow it out! Just adding R12a to a 134a system doesn’t work very well because a 50/50 mix is very inefficient. If you don’t have a vacuum pump, you can still make it work though.

Can you still buy R12 Freon for cars?

Anyone with the required EPA R-12 certification still can buy the 1-pound cans at auto-parts stores, but the cans are kept in the back and guarded like gold.

Is R12a flammable?

Emergency Overview……………………………… Extremely flammable. Container is under pressure. Container may explode if heated.

Can I add r12a to R12 system?

If your system was designed for R12, you can use it with no issue.

Is r12a flammable?

Is R12 Freon illegal?

It’s often said that buying or selling R12 is illegal. That’s not true either. Anyone selling R12 is required to verify that the buyer has an EPA Section 609 certification to work with mobile vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) systems.

How long will R134a be available?

HFC-134a: a Potent Greenhouse Gas HFC-134a will no longer be approved for use in new light-duty vehicles manufactured or sold in the United States as of model year 2021 as a result of EPA’s July 2015 final rule under SNAP (July 20, 2015, 80 FR 42870Exit Exit EPA website).