What Are the Advantages of R134a Over R12?

Answer R134a and R12 are refrigerants. R134a supplanted R12 in late 1995 due to concerns over R12's effect on the ozone layer.

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Can i mix r12&r134a?

R12 and R134a are different coolants for car air conditioners. Mixing them will create higher operating pressures in the compressor of an air conditioner, which can cause it to fail.References:AA1... Read More »

How to Replace a R12 With a R134a?

Prior to the early 1990s, most automotive air-conditioning systems were cooled with R12 refrigerant. The discovery of R12 as harmful to the ozone layer resulted in it being removed from use in fav... Read More »

How Often to Recharge the R134A?

After 1994, the Environmental Protection Agency officially banned the production of R12 refrigerant and replaced it with R134a, which is less harmful to the ozone layer. When the air-conditioning i... Read More »

How much R134a is needed?

Most air-conditioning systems use a total of 2.2 lb. of coolant. Some systems may require more, some less. To top off a system, consumer products exist that hook to the low pressure port on the A/C... Read More »