During the month of January, Gemaire hosted several A2L Low GWP Flammable Refrigerant Safety Certification Trainings. 2024 is destined to be an intense year for the HVAC industry. Following the recent M1 efficiency standards, the shift to A2L refrigerants is already happening. Most equipment will now require leak detection systems. There are new transportation guidelines. Refrigerant cylinders will have left hand threads and you’ll need no spark, no arc tools.
As the HVAC industry continues to move forward and innovate, the refrigerants that were once so commonplace are now being phased out. Replacing them are more energy efficient and environmentally friendlier refrigerants, known as Low GWP refrigerants. Many of these new refrigerants are classified by ASHREA as A2L, or slightly flammable!
With numerous changes to building codes and industry standards to accommodate the safe use of Low GWP refrigerants, those working in the HVAC industry need to be trained with programs like this to keep pace with the innovation. Adding a certification component to the course means that you have the opportunity to really differentiate yourself from your competitors. Contact your local Gemaire location for more information on how you can be certified.