Pollution getting to you? As cities all over the world are continually progressing and industrialization is non-stop, the earth is also slowly degrading. Wine enthusiasts are people who enjoy the fruit of the vineyard – the fruit of nature. It is only right for lovers of wine to be lovers of nature as well. This is why we have to do our part in helping the environment. One good way to start is making sure that the refrigerant we use in our wine cellars is environmentally efficient.
Retrofit Your Wine Cellar Cooling System with R134a
All genuine wine collectors know how important efficient refrigeration equipment is in creating the ideal wine storage structure. All HVAC units run on refrigerant, which is the chemical compound responsible for the exchange of coolness and warmth in an air conditioning process. There are various types of refrigerants on the market, but the air conditioning and refrigeration industry has made a conscious effort to phase out the use of harmful refrigerants globally.
Keeping Up with the Changing Laws and Regulations on Refrigeration
For many years, a lot of wine cellar cooling systems used R22. Many HVAC technicians installed R22 because of its notable efficiency. In 2010, however, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the production of this refrigerant in the United States.
Research found that R22 contained Chlorine and Fluorine, which are harmful substances when released into the atmosphere. Chlorine and Fluorine are two of the chemicals that have been found to deplete the ozone layer and cause long-term damage to the environment.
In adherence to these new laws and regulations, M&M Cellar Systems has always made sure to use eco-friendly refrigerants in all the wine cellar cooling systems we install.
The Environmentally Efficient Cooling System Alternative: R134a Refrigerant
We, at M&M Cellar Systems only install equipment that uses R134a.
R134a, also known as Tetrafluoroethane (CF3CH2F) belongs to the family of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.
Since chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) refrigerants have been found to cause damaging effects to the ozone layer, HFCs have been widely used as the better alternative.
I own a wine cellar in my home in Los Angeles. I had the refrigeration system installed 10 years ago, and it uses R22 refrigerant. Should I buy a new wine cellar cooling system? Or is there a way you can convert my existing equipment to a more eco-friendly one?
Although purchasing a brand-new refrigeration equipment sounds like a good idea, it is the more expensive option. There is no need to replace your existing HVAC unit. We’ve had many clients come to us asking for help regarding the same problem – the need to convert their wine cellar cooling system to an environmentally friendly one. The usual case is when their R22 refrigeration compressor goes out. We then go in and replace the existing refrigerant with R134a. This process of converting a cooling system to R134a is called a retrofit.
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Wine Cellar Cooling System Expert Services – Install, Maintain, Retrofit, and More!
M&M Cellar Systems is a trusted wine cellar cooling system specialist in California. With many years of experience, our team is well-trained and properly equipped to provide high-quality services for all kinds of HVAC equipment. We take pride in consistently providing our clients with just what they request.
Need an expert to accurately determine the right refrigeration unit for your wine cellar? We can help you! Need to have a cooling system properly configured and installed in your wine room? We can help you! Need to retrofit your existing wine cellar HVAC equipment to an eco-friendly refrigerant cooling system? We can help you!
We can help you with all your wine room refrigeration needs! Call our team of wine cellar cooling system specialists today! Contact +1 (323) 578-3330 now!