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In Hong Kong, many commercial buildings are operating the air conditioning/cooling systems constantly. As the recent summers have been prolonged and hotter, this results in ever greater energy consumption and therefore higher costs. In general, air conditioning accounts for 70% of the total electricity bill, leading to correspondingly higher carbon emissions. Every year, Hong Kong's air conditioners produce 8.5 million tons of CO2, an amount that takes 50 million adult trees 14 years to clean!

The refrigerants being used in traditional air conditioners contain CFCs, which can cause ozone depletion and disturb the ecological balance. The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer is an international treaty signed by 26 member countries that came into force on January 1, 1989. It was designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion. It has been ratified by 196 states and the ozone layer is expected to recover by 2065.

Compared to Western countries, Hong Kong has been moving in a slower pace. Since 2010, legislation has been progressively prohibiting imports on all kinds of refrigerants with CFCs. Moreover, imports of all old types of split air conditioners using R22 refrigerant, which is harmful to ozone, have also been prohibited in Hong Kong since 1st July 2010, with the result that less and less of the substance can be found in the products on the market. The good news is that imports of window-type conditioners, more popular in domestic households, that still use the ozone-harmful HCFCs, have been prohibited since1st July 2012.

There have been some "eco-friendly" refrigerants in the markets and many air conditioner manufacturers offer products with R410a refrigerants, which are not harmful to the ozone, but suffer from the disadvantage that higher energy consumption is required, another factor that can lead to more carbon emissions into the environment to higher costs in energy consumption and a more serious greenhouse effect. Some models of this type of air conditioner require the addition of a frequency-conversion function to lower the high energy consumption, making the product about 40-60% more expensive.

Synergy Cooling Management is the sole agent for Synergy Refrigerants, a highly effective energy-saving and eco-friendly refrigerant (named Synergy Refrigerants), capable of producing energy savings of 20-35% energy for any enterprise, with lower carbon emissions and lower GWP (less than 3). Its wide application to all kinds of cooling/air-conditioning systems, without any need to alter any hardware, makes the most effective energy saving solution for air conditioning.

All of us at Synergy Cooling are striving to provide the market with solutions delivering most effective results for truly comfortable, safe and eco-balanced good living!
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