If you’re still playing the ‘watch & see’ card - it’s time to act. The transition from R134a to R1234yf is well under way, and more importantly, gains exponential acceleration. According to Cold Hard Facts 2021, the amount of vehicles imported in 2020 using the new gas sat around 15%, a steep increase from the year prior, where it was estimated to be around 5%. Since then, some of the high volume brands in every industry from Agriculture to Trucks and Auto have brought in new models requiring R1234yf.
While recycling of refrigerant is technically possible when performing a manual re-gas of an A/C system, the effort it takes to do so often outweighs the benefits it would generate. The story is an entirely different one though when it comes to 4-in-1 stations. The benefits are manifold from financial benefits to environmental ones.
Have you come across a vehicle that needed to be serviced with R1234yf? Depending on what your focus vehicles are, the statistical chances that you did are on the lower end. But the change is gaining pace quickly. So an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach could be very detrimental to your business. If you have followed this approach until now, then this is your wake up call.