R22 Refrigerant Phase Out and Pricing

The pricing for the old R22 refrigerant has been rising sharply since the middle of 2016.  Our suppliers are reporting difficulties at times in being able to purchase this refrigerant.  As a result, we have seen the cost double in the last few months.    The EPA mandated R22 phaseout began in 2010.

We expect R22 pricing to be very volatile in 2017.  As we cannot predict future availability and pricing, please consider carefully any repairs made to the sealed system of old R22 systems.  While we will continue to service these systems at the best price possible, please consider upgrading to the newer R410a refrigerant if a major repair is necessary.

 

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