AIM Act & Refrigerants: Latest Updates in 2022

You may not feel any different yet, but the fact is the AIM Act, or the new HFC phasedown, is in the air in the United States.

You can see this with recent reports on A2L refrigerants and even new products coming out for replacing R-410A, a very popular HFC refrigerant in residential and light commercial equipment.

Start of HFC Phasedown

The new HFC phasedown in the U.S. began on January 1, 2022. Our team lead, Elizabeth Ortlieb, of our HVAC marketing agency will talk about the 10% reduction and how it could impact you now and in the future.

Interagency Task Force

The Interagency Task Force on Illegal Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Trade, a part of the AIM Act, held its inaugural meeting in March of 2022. We will talk about what has been seized and the enforcement actions taken.

Refrigerant Cylinder Ban

Several industry groups are challenging the refrigerant cylinder ban issue contained in the AIM Act. There’s a lawsuit that has been filed. We will go over what this entails.

EPA Stakeholder Meetings

The EPA held several EPA stakeholder meetings on the AIM Act in April to discuss upcoming regulatory deadlines and decisions.

AIM Act: Your Questions Answered

You may have questions about what the aim act is, when it was passed, and more. Here’s a few of our best answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive.

What is the AIM Act?

Basically, the new HFC phasedown, or formally called American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act of 2020 in the United States began on Jan. 1, 2022.

When was the AIM Act passed?

It was passed in December of 2020

Who passed the AIM Act?

It was passed by Congress and signed by the President in December of 2020.

What will replace HFCs?

In essence, what will replace HFCs is lower GWP alternatives, such as A2Ls.

How can I learn more?

Sign-up for our latest Refrigerant Briefing event.

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