Sibot Services take environmental resposibility seriously. The use of refrigerants is strictly controlled, and when recovering refrigerants from air conditioning systems they become a “controlled waste”. The transport and storage of cylinders of refrigerants is also covered in the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
The earth is constantly losing the heat it receives from the sun, mainly through infrared radiation emissions. It is the “Greenhouse” effect, by which some of the infraredlight is absorbed in the clouds or in the carbon dioxide contained in the atmosphere and subsequently returned to the earth’s surface, that ensures that the earth does not literally freeze to death.
A major problem appears to be an over-concentration of carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse” gases such as CFCs (R12) and HFCs (R134a), causing the earth to warm up. An increase in global temperatures would be catastrophic, not only would it bring drought in summer, but rain instead of snow causing large scale flooding in winter. The major reason for carbon dioxide build up has been the extensive use of fossil fuels (coal, oil etc…) for power generation.