Chiller Refrigerant Question

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  1. zayd

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    Hi Guys

    Due to the hot weather and my tank reaching 30 deg, I have invested in the Hailea HC1000B Chiller.

    Read the manual and I see that it uses the R22 refrigerant that is being phased out. Is this going to present a problem in the future? Will the refrigerant need to be replaced? Is there a substitute refrigerant that can be used?

    On the website it says "our chillers-the HC series use the environmental friendly refrigerant R134a" in the product description, but the technical data refers to R22.

    What is correct? $£%$ CHINESE

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    I think the R22 info is not corrrect. But if it is running on R22 gas is it wont be a problem if you need to regas in the future. R22 is much cheaper than R134A and you get it everywhere and you should get it for a long time. If you want to convert to R134A you will have to flush the system to get the oil out of the system and replace the expansion valve, dryer and refill the system with a compatible oil. R22 is often used in air conditioners and the cooling capacity is not as good as R134A that is used in equipment that needs to cool down to lower temps like freezers and chillers.

    My guess is that you got an old manual.
     
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