Freon

Various type of Freon containers grouped together

Definition

Freon is a brand name for a type of refrigerant used in air conditioning systems. It was invented in 1928 by General Motors, and they partnered with DuPont to produce Freon. The common types of Freon used for home air conditioning are R-12, R-22, and R-32.

Synonyms

Refrigerant, R-12, R-22, R-32

Related Terms

Expansion Valve

Expansion Valve

Controls how much refrigerant is allowed to flow into the evaporator coil

R-12

R-12

Common type of refrigeration used in older home AC systems

R-22

R-22

common refrigerant used in home AC systems

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