The most recent regulation is the California Cooling Act adopted by CARB (the California Air Resources Board). This act calls for the phasing out of high global warming potential and hydrofluorocarbon and went into effect on January 1, 2020. However, there are many other regulations in place across the United States and Canada.
Many display cases are not compliant with CARB and other environmental standards, meaning the current display cases you are using might need to be replaced. If you are buying new display cases, you will want to make sure they are compliant with air pollutant regulations before purchasing, otherwise, you may have to reinvest in the near future. See what regulations are affecting your area here.
We have replaced the refrigerants in our condensing units with approved low-emission refrigerants that have approximately one quarter the GWP (Global Warming Potential) of their predecessors. If you aren’t currently in the market for a new display case, don’t worry. We can still help you. We are offering conversion kits that a field service technician can easily use to make your equipment compliant with the regulations in your area.
While CARB is specific to California, similar regulations are already in place in Canada, Vermont, and Washington. New Jersey also has a bill that is currently working its way through legislation, and Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, and New York have all announced intent to promote similar legislation in the future. Even if you are not in one of these states, the widespread adoption of these regulations could indicate that you’ll be facing them soon in your area.
Even if these regulations don’t apply to you, it is likely that they will in the near future. Buy purchasing the right case now, you can assure you don’t have to reinvest later. Being energy-efficient, these display cases can also help you cut down on your energy bill each month.
We changed our refrigerants, not our prices. We believe you should receive all of the benefits of a low-emission display case, without having to worry about a price increase digging into your bottom line. So our up-to-date, EPA-compliant display cases come to you at no additional cost.
There is no added hassle involved in using an EPA-compliant display case. These cases work in exactly the same way and don’t require any additional maintenance. We can even update your current display case to make it EPA-compliant.
Regardless of requirements and costs, reducing air pollution is something that benefits us all. We aren’t asking you to go out and hug a tree, but when doing the right thing comes at no cost, why not do it?