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Hydrocarbon Refrigerant DIY kits for air conditioning systems potential fire hazard

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Hydrocarbon Refrigerant DIY kits for air conditioning systems potential fire hazard
May 17, 2012 - Mississauga, Ontario – Anyone who has ever forgotten to lift the lid before lighting their propanebarbecue knows how volatile, and highly flammable, this fuel source can be. Would you then risk using such a potentially hazardous product in your air conditioning system?
This is exactly what mass marketers and retailers are suggesting that home and building owners do by promoting a hydrocarbon refrigerant “Do-It-Yourself (DIY)” kit as a replacement refrigerant gas for residential or commercial air conditioning systems. Unlike the non-flammable refrigerants used by a qualified air conditioning technician, hydrocarbon refrigerants are made up of a mixture of propane and isobutene and are extremely flammable similar to the gas in a barbecue tank.
The use of such a flammable refrigerant in a home or building can create a serious fire and explosion risk as the heating and air …