HFC refrigerants: AHAM’s petition to EPA

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The U.S. Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) filed a petition with the EPA, asking the agency to ban HFC refrigerants in home comfort products. “The home appliance industry has taken the next step in its transition to more environmentally friendly refrigerants by petitioning the EPA to ban high global warming potential (GWP) HFC refrigerants in home comfort products, such as dehumidifiers and portable and room air conditioners – said Kevin Messner, AHAM Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Relations -. AHAM is asking EPA to begin the ban of these HFCs as soon as 2023 for portable air conditioners and most room air conditioners. The home appliance industry has already transitioned out of HFC blowing agent and by next year, most refrigerators will no longer use HFC refrigerants”.