Are you utilizing independent contractors or in-house technicians to maintain refrigeration equipment?
- How do they dispose of your used refrigerants?
- Are you currently recycling your refrigerants?
- Are your purchasing your refrigerants from a local HVAC distributor or direct from a refrigerant company?
- Do you know which recovery program your vendor is using? Are they efficient at recovering refrigerants?
- Do you know what your current recovery rate is on your used refrigerants?
Under Polar Technology’s Earthmark program, you do not have to change contractors, technicians or even end relationships with current HVAC distributors or wholesalers. All you need to do is take your used refrigerants to a Polar-participating HVAC company. In fact, if you are already sending your used refrigerants to a Polar-participating HVAC company, you do not need to do anything differently…just sign up for the program so Polar can start tracking your company’s refrigerants.
- Polar Technology can guarantee recovery of 95% of the pounds of used refrigerants. Many times, the recovery rate is 100%. This means that less used or mixed refrigerant needs to be destroyed. If refrigerants do need to be destroyed, Polar Technology uses only EPA-approved destruction methods.
- Recycled refrigerants that meet ARI 700 standards, meet all OEM specifications and function as if they were newly manufactured in a chemical plant. Also, recycled refrigerants are not considered “new acquisitions” under the proposed regulatory reporting structure since no new manufacturing is required. This lowers the overall asset base of a company’s refrigerant inventory and lowers the overall risk to the company.
- Under Polar Technology’s 95% High Yield Guarantee, the compliance portion of your recovery program is automatic. Higher yields on pounds recovered mean less virgin replacement refrigerant is required to maintain your inventories. Replacement virgin refrigerant is more expensive to manufacture than recycled refrigerant is to recover, so your cost/pound of refrigerant inventory is less with a high-efficiency recovery and recycling program.
What types of refrigerants do your systems currently utilize?
Under the Earthmark Refrigerant Management program, you will have instant access to the type and amount of refrigerants used, and the individual and collective GWP factors. You will also have detailed recovery rates that will enhance your overall refrigerant management performance.
Do you bank refrigerants?
Polar Technology provides Refrigerant Banking, the storing of recovered and recycled refrigerants until they are needed for your maintenance needs. It is a convenient and cost-effective way to manage your refrigerant needs without taking up valuable storage space. This can be done through your HVAC distributor or direct with Polar Technology, whichever best meets your needs.
How much refrigerants do you buy in a year to service existing equipment? How much of those refrigerants are virgin? Recycled? Are you tracking refrigerant inventories and deployment?
Through Polar Technology’s Clean & Return Program, available through any Polar participating HVAC distributor, you can track all of your refrigerant use while maintaining the integrity of the original refrigerants used and lowering the cost of replacement refrigerants. Polar Technology will also be launching a refrigerant Gas Tracker program that will enable you to manage every single element of your refrigerant program in a manner that is fully compliant and easy to use. No new software to learn or buy.
Are you already tracking the GWP (Global Warming Potential) of your refrigerant assets?
Under the Earthmark program, every single pound of refrigerant that is recovered, reclaimed and recycled is automatically analyzed for its global warming factors. You will know at any point in time, the positive environmental impact of your refrigerant recovery program.
Did you know that your company could extend the life of its cooling and chiller systems through proper maintenance and the use of existing recycled refrigerants?
Maintaining the integrity of your cooling and chilling assets is critical in keeping operating costs low and minimizing the need for new, and oftentimes unnecessary capital expenditures. As regulatory changes dictate the need for new refrigerants, recycling enables you to continue to function in a compliant manner until your equipment’s life expectancy has reached its natural conclusion. No need to buy new equipment before the life of the existing equipment has been fully depreciated. Additionally, regular maintenance of cooling and chilling systems, including replacing used refrigerants, will allow those systems to operate at maximum efficiency, thereby using less electricity to cool people, places and things.