Scotland Ash News
24th April 2018
Revised F-Gas regulation is now beginning to have an impact on air-conditioning services, pushing prices up.
The regulation replaces the 2006 F-Gas Regulation, strengthening all of the pre-existing requirements and introducing a number of important new measures.
The aim of the regulation is to reduce F-Gas emissions by two thirds and to encourage the use of viable and more climate-friendly alternatives. As a result, the regulation introduced a quota system to limit and control the amount
of HFCs that can be placed on the market in all applications.
For motorists, this particularly impacts the supply of 134a gas, used as the refrigerant in vehicle air-conditioning units.
From 1 January 2018, this phase down represents 63% of 2015 levels and will decrease down to 45% in 2021.
At the same time, use of 134a gas in new vehicles was banned from 2017 and replaced with 1234yf which has a significantly lower global warming potential.
Scotlands Ash Garage has the capability to re-gas vehicle air-conditioning systems using either gas.
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