09 Feb 2007 6:10 PM
|Hi to all, This is for an air conditioning technitian
does anyone know: is it alowed to bring an air conditioner which uses the refgrigerant
R-22? (This gas is no longer used in new aircons but is found in all the older models)
Many thanks for any info.|
03 Mar 2007 12:59 PM
|I just bought a brand new 1hp air con unit with 5 year warranty for $330. I would say sell it over there and use the valuable container space for something else. |
03 Mar 2007 3:44 PM
|I don't think you will be allowed to bring in your R-22 gassed air-con unit. I have read somewhere that even some old fridges need to be de-gassed before you can bring them into Oz. Might be worth doing a bit more research into it.
Like Geordiepom said they are very reasonably priced here. You may even get a house with air-con already installed, most homes have it nowadays. |
03 Mar 2007 4:13 PM
|I just had a look on the customs website. R-22 is a HCFC so is allowed but HFC's are not. www.customs.gov.au|
04 Mar 2007 10:12 PM
|HCFC - These contain Chlorine (Hydro Fleuro Chloro Carbon) and if discharged break down the Ozone and cause Global warming. So are being fazed out R22 is a HCFC.
HFC - These do not contain Chlorine but are Global warmers
- The Greenhouse effect -
Prior to this the radiation from the sun would hit the earth bounce and go off into space, now it hits the earth bounces and then bounces again off of the ozone layer hitting the earth many times before eventually depleting causing more warming hence - the greenhouse effect.
As for importing to AU you have to get permission for fridges/Aircon from:
Requests to import these goods should be addressed to:
Ozone and Synthetic Gas Team
Department of the Environment and Heritage
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Telephone: 02 6274 1603
Facsimile: 02 6274 1610
The problem you will find for Au is that as it is a temperate climate the Aircon is designed for +50deg operation, in Europe it is +32deg therefore Aircon will not work very well in hot conditions and as it is the design of the unit rather than a matter of modifying it, you are stuck with this limit. As for fridges though if you keep them indoors ie the Kitchen in an Airconditioned environment say 25deg they will still work efficiently but if you put it outside as say a spare beer fridge you would find the beer was warm!! :(
Hope this helps
09 Mar 2007 5:10 AM
|HI BUFFY, IV'E BEEN AWAY FOR A WHILE SO ONLY READ YOUR MSG NOW. GREAT INFO, GOT MY ANSWERS NOW! CHEERS.|
09 Mar 2007 5:12 AM
|HI GEORDIEPOM, AT THIS PRICE, WONT BOTHER WITH THEM.. THANKS.|
09 Mar 2007 8:03 AM
|I haven't a clue about air con and usually start a row if I make a comment about it. I am off now to watch a show on channel 4 about how global warming is a big con and nothing to do with CO2 at all.
09 Mar 2007 8:45 PM
|well said jim :)
10 Mar 2007 12:16 AM
|When I first saw the thread title, I thought 'oh no, not again'. I've told you, get blowing!!!