R-410A uses synthetic oil called polyolester (POE), which is chemically derived from an alcohol. Moisture left in the system with the old oil breaks the new oil down and it changes back to an alcohol, ruining its lubrication properties, causing the new compressor to fail.Where can I buy R410a refrigerant?
R410a refrigerant can be bought at HVAC supply houses, HVAC repair company, and online on sites such as Amazon.Is R410a being phased out?
There are two approaches to the future control of refrigerants in the EU. Those with a GWP over 2500, such as R404A, will be phased out. Those with a GWP below 2500, such as R410A, will be phased down. The process starts in 2015 and continues until 2030, by when an 80% phase-out/phase-down is targeted to be achieved.