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Everything You Need To Know About Our R290 Refrigerants

Everything You Need To Know About Our R290 Refrigerants

At Aquilo, we pride ourselves on our broad selection of commercial refrigerators and freezers.

It’s important that when we make a sale, our customers know how to care for their new item so it can work to the best of its ability.

Using a refrigerant absorbs environmental heat and provides cool air to run through the internal compressors and evaporators, resulting in a cool temperature appropriate for chilling stored food.

R290 is an excellent refrigerant favoured by many. Keep reading to find out why.

What is R290 refrigerant?

R290 is a propane refrigerant used in both commercial refrigerators and air conditioning units.

Many businesses favour R290 as their refrigerant of choice because it’s highly pure, non-toxic, and has no ozone-depleting qualities.

The eco-friendly option means it’s also prefered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and gives companies the chance to achieve their sustainability goals. Making the switch to R290 refrigerant leads to an almost noticeable increase in efficiency in domestic units.

R290 refrigerants can be used in smaller compact systems with low-refrigerant charges, like air-conditioning units and heat pumps, but are most commonly used in commercial refrigeration systems.

Is R290 refrigerant safe?

Although flammable, R290 refrigerant is incredibly safe for use.

These refrigerant systems are fully sealed and self-contained, completely eliminating the risk of leaks – unlike traditional refrigerator systems with service valves.

The commercial refrigerators we stock here at Aquilo contain R290 refrigerant as one of the key components, increasing energy efficiency and creating a reliable product that stands the test of time.

What are the benefits of R290 refrigerants?

Using an R290 refrigerant comes with many benefits, including:

  • The compressors can be changed with a variety of oils
  • Excellent thermodynamic properties, leading to high energy efficiency
  • The low charge means smaller heat exchanges and piping dimensions

Having not only eco-friendly properties but also features that make the refrigerant easy to use, R290 makes for the perfect hydrocarbon for use in commercial refrigerators.

So, whether you’re using a commercial refrigerator for a restaurant, supermarket, pub, or food manufacturing business, using R290 refrigerants is guaranteed to make storing food a whole lot easier and keep it fresher for longer.

Get your commercial refrigerators today!

We pride ourselves on the wide range of commercial refrigerators we stock here at Aquilo.

High-quality, reliable, and available in a wide range of styles to suit you and your business.

Whether you’re kickstarting a business and need to kit out your kitchen, or need a replacement for your commercial refrigerator quickly, get in touch with the team at Aquilo today.

Give us a call on 0800 0938343 to chat with us directly, or send your questions over to and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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