By January 2025, refrigerants using legacy HFC gases will no longer be allowed due to environmental regulations. By that point, all new residential HVAC units must operate with more eco-friendly gases (A2Ls). Because A2L gases are more flammable it is important to review all HVAC system components to ensure they are not a potential source of ignition. Using components with UL60335-2-40 A2L certification is an acceptable method of compliance for HVAC equipment design. TE is one of the first component manufacturers to receive this approval.
TE product manager, John Hamilton, said: “With this certification, we have a full product family to help our HVAC manufacturing customers feel confident knowing they have a suite of components that will provide the safer, more reliable performance they need, while meeting government regulations for more environmentally friendly refrigerants.”