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Transitioning to Low GWP Alternatives in Domestic Refrigeration

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United States Environmental Protection Agency
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This fact sheet provides current information on low global warming potential (GWP) alternative refrigerants to high-GWP hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) for use in domestic refrigeration equipment. HFCs are powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs) with GWPs hundreds to thousands of times more potent per pound than carbon dioxide (CO2 ); however, more low-GWP alternatives are becoming available.