Yes, it’s happening again and almost nobody is really prepared! And yes, the general public is once more going to have to pay the bill. What am I talking about?
Well, while attending the AHR Expo in Atlanta in January, I was told the state of California has passed legislation requiring the phase-out of what most of us thought to be the “environmentally-friendly” refrigerants (R-410a, R-134, etc.) by the year 2023, because of the “high global warming potential (GWP)” of these refrigerants. And if HVACR manufacturers have to change the refrigerants to satisfy the state of California, they likely will have to change the refrigerants in all the equipment they sell throughout the entire United States and elsewhere, since it makes no sense for these companies to manufacture two different types of equipment lines.