Refrigerants and energy efficiency

Refrigerants and energy efficiency

Refrigerants in the HVACR industry

New and evolving regulations on refrigerants can make it a challenge to stay up-to-date on current trends and cause uncertainty. Danfoss is committed to providing you with the best and latest information, so you make confident decisions about the refrigerants you use with our products and in HVACR applications.

Get a complete overview of the refrigerants landscape, and learn about the various regulations and their impact on the industry. Take a deep dive into our white paper, download useful digital tools, and get the latest information on our portfolio of products that are qualified for use with alternative refrigerants.

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Refrigerants with low GWP

Low GWP and natural refrigerant applications

Recover, Recycle, and Reclaim

New refrigerant regulations and HFC phase-downs are reshaping the industry, aimed at significantly reducing harmful F-gas emissions. Transform your approach to cooling with us.

Refrigerant trends

The F-gas regulation

The EU F-gas regulation is considered a front runner, preceding the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and going beyond the latter. Explore the EU F-gas regulation and its impact on the refrigeration industry, including equipment bans, implications for heat pumps, and service bans.
In our extensive FAQ section, you will find answers to common questions about the F-gas regulation and its implications, empowering you with insights to navigate the refrigerant landscape with confidence.

HFC phase down

HFC phase down

Discover sustainable refrigerant solutions and regulations driving the HFC phase-down. Specific market guidance and measures for reducing HFC consumption, including GWP limits, are spurring new technologies. The Montreal Protocol's Kigali Amendment aims to promote sustainable cooling solutions worldwide. Developed countries are phasing out HCFCs, with developing countries following until 2030. Governments are also implementing measures like GWP-weighted taxes and subsidies on low-GWP refrigerants to reduce high-GWP refrigerant consumption.

Phase out

HCFC and CFC phase out

Learn about the global phase-out of HCFCs and CFCs, and the replacement with HFCs, which unfortunately also contribute to global warming. R22, a popular HCFC, is being phased out due to its minor ODS potential. Developed countries have already completed the phase-out, with others following until 2030. Danfoss recommends investing in new plant builds or retrofitting existing plants with hermetic compressors and controls to run on R22 substitutes. Find out more about retrofit guidelines and the legislation surrounding R22 substitutes in Danfoss's white paper.

Refrigerants from a Danfoss perspective

Danfoss prioritizes sustainable solutions combining high energy efficiency and low-GWP refrigerants, both natural and synthetic. With refrigeration and air conditioning using 15% of global electricity, energy efficiency is a critical aspect. Danfoss invests in low-GWP refrigerants, developing products that are practical, safe and energy efficient, such as compressors, heat exchangers, and control components. Danfoss strikes a balance between affordability, safety, and the environment to pioneer new developments and technology.


White paper: Refrigerant options now and in the future

This whitepaper is examining the trends and drivers in selecting refrigerants for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems.

Refrigerant FAQs and tools

Webinars and on-demand sessions

Refrigerant trends


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    Danfoss launches new aftersales service for BOCK® compressors
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    The new service – Danfoss RefCare – will build an international network of certified service partners and Danfoss-owned service hubs, capable of providing best-in-class service and maintenance of BOCK® compressors.

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    Introducing the DrivePro® Circularity Claim sticker
    Monday, May 6, 2024

    With the new DrivePro® Circularity Claim sticker, you receive instant confirmation that an AC drive has successfully undergone the DrivePro® Start-up commissioning service and has been configured to provide optimum efficiency and performance

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    Danfoss Sensing Solutions supports the transition to low GWP refrigerants with its new DST Gxxx A2L refrigerant detection sensors
    Tuesday, January 23, 2024

    For over 55 years, Danfoss Sensing Solutions has supplied innovative sensing solutions to HVAC/R system builders around the world. Now, as the industry transitions to low-GWP refrigerants, Danfoss has put its decades of sensing experience to work to design the safest and most accurate A2L refrigerant detection sensor on the market.