Commercial Refrigeration and Freezers For Restaurants, Hotel & Catering Services



Reliable, efficient cooling and freezing is a key contributor to any hospitality operator’s reputation and, with the right refrigeration system your products will be held at the optimum temperatures to prevent waste, protect flavour and ensure quality.

However, things have changed recently and, as part of a global effort to reduce harmful emissions and protect our planet, the refrigerants that we have used for many years are in the process of being phased out. Not only will fridges and freezers utilising these older refrigerants be unavailable to buy in the coming years, it will become increasingly difficult to arrange maintenance as legislation tightens.

Along with other reputable suppliers, Aquilo is committed to ensuring its new range of fridges and freezers use only R290 hydrocarbon. Hydrocarbon (HC) is a naturally occurring, non toxic substance that has proven to be one of the most climate-friendly and cost-efficient refrigerants available. Hydrocarbon is non ozone depleting and has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of under 5.

A major advantage to end users is that, because hydrocarbon refrigerants are far more energy efficient than fluorocarbon, machines consume up to five times less energy making them significantly cheaper to operate. As well as this, hydrocarbon reduces the operating temperature within the fridge or freezer’s compressor, thus effectively contributing to its longevity.

The key benefits to Aquilo’s range of refrigeration are that it:

  • uses only natural, R290 hydrocarbon refrigerant
  • has zero effect on ozone level
  • provides built in longevity
  • Is cheaper to operate
  • has a <5 GWP
  • places less stress on components.

Aquilo – working towards a sustainable future.

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