For the general public, maybe the term freon still sounds strange to the ear. But what about AC? Must be familiar right? Today, its presence in homes, offices, or vehicles as air conditioners is indeed undeniable. Especially for people who live in the Tropical Air Conditioning area as if they were electronic goods, every household, office, or vehicle must. But, do you know about compounds that play an important role in the AC? Freon or refrigerant is a chemical or gas compound that is usually used as a fluid to absorb the cooling load of the room or other places that want the air temperature to be conditioned. Because it is included in a chemical or gas compound, Freon has no color and also does not smell. Due to its diverse functions, freons are classified into several classes based on the type of fluid used. These examples involve CFS (Chlorofluorocarbon), HCFC (Hydrochlorofluorocarbon), HFC (Hydrofluorocarbon), HC (Hydrocarbon), and natural types that are directly used from nature. Next, according to Aircon Installation Singapore survey.
Safe use of freon is recommended. This freon substance actually does not endanger the environment as long as it is not released into the air, aka the AC installation does not leak. But, if the installation is leaking and freon is released into the air, it will become toxic if inhaled by humans. The results include chlorofluorocarbon poisoning which causes inflammation of the esophagus, sore throat, shortness of breath, blurred vision, abdominal pain, abnormal heart rhythms and disruption of the circulatory system. This type of freon has a potential for ozone damage warming of 0.05 when compared to other types of freon which are only worth 0. However, this type of freon is not flammable. This type of AC freon is usually used in the type of AC inverter. Unlike the R22 freon type, this type of freon has no ozone destruction potential. Whereas for global warming potential, this type of freon has a fairly high value compared to type R22. Same as type R22, this type of freon R410A is also not flammable.