There’s refrigerant fluid in your airco system. It is called R134a and it is not very friendly for the environment.
In fact one kilogram of R134a equals 1.430 kilograms of CO2. CO2 in the air is also defined by the GWP, Global Warming Potential*. There is no alternative yet, at least not for a while. In the meantime the cost price for R134a is rapidly increasing due to EU legislation, which forces manufacturers to produce less R134a.
R1234yf is a more modern alternative, equaling a GWP of 4 but your present airco system cannot be filled with this refrigerant fluid. Leakages will occur and it is highly flammable. Ultimately R744, equaling a GWP of 1 is the ideal replacement, but it will take a while before all airco systems are ready for this. In the meantime existing products are becoming scarcer and more expensive. Rest assured that we have trained technicians and the right equipment at our dealership to refill your airco system. This avoids waste and enables the your airco system to keep running smoothly. od to know when your DAF needs an airco service.
* Global warming potential (GWP) is a relative measure - it shows to what extent a gas contributes to the greenhouse effect. It compares the amount of heat trapped by a certain mass of the gas in question to the amount of heat trapped by a similar mass of carbon dioxide.