Summer is winding down for those who live in the Northern Hemisphere. On the other side of the world, winter is relinquishing its hold. As the seasons change, people will once again make temperature adjustments for their homes, offices, vehicles and appliances, seeking the best ways to stay comfortable while being energy-efficient and cost-effective.
Honeywell has a suite of digital tools to help professionals in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industries find the right refrigerants for the right situations. These apps—compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android devices—guide users through the criteria they need to consider when choosing a refrigerant.
• Refrigerant Selection Tool: This app details what is available now to replace refrigerants that are being phased out in a variety of applications, provides product comparisons and features a built-in calculator to help users determine how much new refrigerant is needed to replace the old. The distributor locator shows users where they can buy Honeywell refrigerants in their area. (Available on iTunes and Google Play)
• Retrofit R-22: R-22 is an older-generation refrigerant used for residential and commercial air conditioning that is being phased out by regulations. This means that HVAC technicians must find acceptable refrigerant replacements to work with older systems. This app helps them evaluate up to three refrigerants to make the right retrofit choice. They can compare options based on properties such as capacity, efficiency and global-warming-potential (GWP). The app also features a built-in refrigerant calculator. (Available on iTunes and Google Play)
• PT Chart: HVAC mechanics traditionally carried pressure-temperature charts on paper when they were on the job. This app provides a digital alternative that offers a colorful display in which users can select a refrigerant and get all of the data they need to perform their tasks in the field. They can calculate superheat and subcool averages to set the right controls. (Available on iTunes and Google Play)
regulations work to phase out high-GWP materials like hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), more and more people will seek low-GWP alternatives that help them stay warm or cool depending on the season without sacrificing cost or performance. Honeywell offers a broad portfolio of refrigerant options
that are available immediately and near drop-in replacements, offering similar or better performance. With these Honeywell apps, it is easier than ever to choose the right refrigerant.