Before adopting CO2, HVACR professionals should carefully assess its harmful environmental impacts, which can undermine their efforts to promote climate health and sustainability. 

“CO2 is emitted directly into the atmosphere during leaks, unplanned events such as power outages, or when deliberately vented during service, where it is neither recovered nor recycled. These direct emissions add to already rising CO2 concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere. Due to its long lifetime, the impact of CO2 releases lasts for centuries.”

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