Regional Reports / Canada

HRAI Shares the Dangers of Home Hydrocarbon Kits

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) recently launched its annual consumer awareness campaign on the hazards of mass marketers and retailers in Canada promoting hydrocarbon refrigerant do-it-yourself (DIY) kits as a replacement refrigerant gas for residential and commercial air conditioning systems.

The campaign highlights that unlike non-flammable refrigerants used by qualified air conditioning technicians, hydrocarbon refrigerants are made of a mixture of propane and isobutene, which are extremely flammable, similar to the gas used in a barbecue tank. For more information visit http://bit.ly/KrWkvr.

Publication date: 8/13/2012

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