CFC Conversion in Chicago
The phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) may have you looking at different solutions for your air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Your three options include containment, conversion, and replacement.
Murphy & Miller, Inc. performs CFC conversions and related refrigeration services for commercial and industrial buildings in the Chicago area. To schedule CFC conversion services with our expert team, please call 1-312-427-8900 today.
If you’re not ready for CFC conversion, containment is a short-term option you can pursue. Be aware that continuing to use CFC will eventually result in increased operating costs due to a decreasing supply of the phased-out refrigerant. To reduce expenses, we recommend implementing the following containment techniques:
- Install a high-efficiency purge unit.
- Install a pressure-sealing system to retain slight pressure within the system and prevent air infiltration when the unit isn’t operating.
- Replace the rupture disc with a relief valve assembly.
- Install isolation valves to separate components requiring service during routine maintenance from the rest of the system.
- Test frequently for leaks.
- Use refrigerant recovery devices when removing refrigerant from the system for any reason.
Refrigerant Recovery & Storage
Because refrigerant depletes the ozone when released into the atmosphere, it’s vital for recovery and storage services to be handled by a professional like Murphy & Miller. You may require these services for the following reasons:
- To reimplement the refrigerant in CFC containment situations
- To exchange the refrigerant in CFC conversions
- To permanently remove the refrigerant in preparation for replacing the equipment
Rest assured that our team is highly trained in handling, recovering, and storing refrigerant.
Refrigerant Leak Detection
During all service calls for chilling systems, we check for refrigerant leaks, which are harmful to the environment and increase the operating costs of air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and chillers. Once we fix the leak, we can recharge the system—either with the same refrigerant or a non-CFC alternative, depending on where you are in the CFC conversion process—to ensure maximum efficiency.
This is an option you should seriously consider in response to the refrigerant phase-out. To be successful, CFC conversion requires detailed engineering and might involve replacing certain components to ensure compatibly for safe, efficient performance.
You might opt for CFC conversion over containment if your chilling equipment is low on refrigerant and recharging it would be cost prohibitive. Choose Murphy & Miller to conduct an analysis that will determine conversion costs along with your system’s current and predicted performance. This helps you make the most economical decision for your business.
Refrigeration Equipment Replacement
After considering your CFC conversion options, you may decide to opt for a total system replacement instead. This might be the most cost-effective route if your equipment is near the end of its lifespan. Plus, if capacity is already marginal at best, installing properly sized equipment with a higher efficiency rating will provide the improved performance and eco-friendliness you’re looking for.
At Murphy & Miller, we replace your refrigeration equipment skillfully to ensure you end up with a system that performs up to your expectations.
Schedule CFC Conversion Services in Chicago
Deciding whether to contain, convert, or replace your CFC chilling equipment is not a simple matter. Trust Murphy & Miller to help you narrow down your options so you can make the best possible choice for your business. We have 80 years of experience serving the Chicago area with exceptional customer service. As a family-owned business, you know you can trust us to deliver honesty and integrity in every job we complete.
To schedule CFC conversion services in Chicago, please contact Murphy & Miller online or call us at 1-312-427-8900 today.
Our commercial HVAC company is based in Chicago and offers CFC conversion services throughout the areas of Arlington Heights, Bloomington, Chicago, Cicero, Des Plaines, East Chicago, East Peoria, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Lansing, Naperville, North Chicago, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Peoria, Rockford, Rosemont, and West Chicago, Illinois. We also service Gary, Indiana.