What is Freon? Everything you Need to Know About Freon, Refrigerants and CFCs

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What is Freon? Everything you Need to Know About Freon, Refrigerants and CFCs

What is Freon? Freon is a refrigerant gas used in your air conditioner. Keep reading to learn more about how refrigerants work and what that means for your home

The construction industry is filled with all sorts of language that can make the layman cringe at the thought of it.

For example, freon, CFCs, HCFCs and halocarbons – so when you ask a question like "what is Freon," getting a direct answer is hard.

I am sad to say that the HVAC industry is probably one of the worst offenders in the construction industry.

That being said, our clients often ask what some of these terms mean, like what is a condenser or what does HVAC stand for?

With ozone depletion a top priority and in today's era of clean and green technologies, asking about freon or what is Freon gas is much more common than it used to be.

I remember what it was like when I started in the HVAC industry, and I felt like people were speaking a foreign language – a language I didn't understand.

As such, I figured that our blog was the perfect forum for answering some of these questions. If you can believe it, one of the most frequent questions we are asked on installations is, "what is freon?"