Opteon™ XP20 (R-449C) Refrigerant

Retrofit Solution for Residential Air Conditioning

Opteon™ XP20 (R-449C) refrigerant is a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) option that replaces R-22 and R-407C in residential and commercial air conditioners, as well as direct expansion chillers. It has similar performance and properties to R-22 and R-407C and can be used in both retrofit and new equipment. Applications for Opteon™ XP20 (R-449C) include:

  • Residential air conditioning
  • Commercial air conditioning
  • Direct expansion AC chillers
  • New equipment/retrofit of existing systems

Features and Benefits

Opteon™ XP20 (R-449C) offers environmental and safety benefits that make it an optimal choice for residential and commercial air conditioners. Key benefits include:

  • Nonflammable properties
  • Zero ozone depletion potential
  • Low global warming potential of 1147 (approximately a 30% lower GWP than R-407C and a 35% reduction versus R-22)
  • Lower discharge temperatures than R-22
  • Close capacity and efficiency match to R-22
  • The ability for R-22 systems to be topped off after leaks