Complete HCFC Refrigerant Phase Out by 2016

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Hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs) and being phased out in accordance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances the Deplete the Ozone Layer. Australia is excelling in its environmental obligations under the Montreal Protocol and will essentially have phased out consumption of HCFCs by 2016.

The Montreal Protocol sets binding progressive phase out obligations for developed and developing countries for all the major ozone depleting substances, including CFCs, halons and less damaging transitional chemicals such as HCFCs.

CFC’s were the first to be phased out when Australia ceased the import and manufacture of CFC’s on 1 January 1996.

Surrey Air is committed to environmental sustainability and fully supports Australia’s obligations under the Montreal Protocol as part of our Environmental Policy . A Surrey Air expert technician will advise if your unit contains HCFCs and recommend the best replacement heating or cooling system for your needs.

More on the Montreal Protocol can be found at:

www.environment.gov.au/atmosphere/ozone/legislation/montp.html

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