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renting chillers and reducing carbon footprint

Embodied carbon refers to emissions resulting from the manufacturing, transport, installation, maintenance and disposal of a chiller unit. Using those criteria as a measuring stick the amount of embodied carbon in yesterday’s chiller units was often substantial. But not anymore.

When compared to chillers manufactured 15 or 20 years ago today’s chiller units contain up to 50% less embodied carbon. That incredible result is largely due to the use of fewer raw materials in the manufacturing process and the fact that they utilise refrigerants with a lower global warming potential (GWP) than older units.

Reducing Carbon Footprints With Today’s Rental Chillers

Air-cooled chillers manufactured today and available from Thermaright Hire Solutions typically meet or surpass current refrigerant standards. By doing so they help our clients achieve their carbon neutrality goals and nudge the UK as a whole a wee bit closer to the goals of the Net Zero 2050 initiative.

Many of today’s high pressure chiller systems have abandoned GWP-intensive R-410A as their primary refrigerant and instead use either R-32 or R-454B. These refrigerants typically contain 3 ½ to 4 ½ times less GWP than R-410A.

Greater Energy Efficiency

In addition to containing significantly less embodied carbon than older units, today’s chiller units also help companies move toward their sustainability goals by being far more energy efficient than their predecessors. This greater energy efficiency is driven by the use of variable speed drives, free-cooling economizers and EC/PM motors.

And we would be remiss not to mention the advances in compressor technology that has seen more manufacturers phase out the use of reciprocating compressors in favour of much more efficient scroll, screw or centrifugal compressors.


Air cooled chillers are answering the call of building owners near and far who require greater efficiency and less embodied carbon in the mechanisms that drive their environmental processes.

Get in Touch With Thermaright

If you are ready to make the switch to chillers that will help you reach your sustainability goals it’s time to call the team at Thermaright Hire Solutions and ask about our full line of environmentally-friendly rental chillers. Call Thermaright today on 0800 368 8464.