Why Is Refrigerant So Expensive?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put a limit on the use of R-22 refrigerant. In some units, this cools your house during the spring and summer months. The EPA controls production of the refrigerant known as R-22 and now has a limit how much each gas manufacturer and importer can produce or import in a given time. The production and use of R-22 is slowly being phased out. This reduction has caused R-22 prices to sky-rocket.
As a consumer, you should be aware of what type of refrigerant your HVAC unit requires. If you have a system that uses R-22, you may have difficulty finding a technician to do repairs this summer. Suppliers are having a hard time keeping some in stock, and R-22 systems that have refrigerant leaks cannot be recharged without the refrigerant.
We only want you to be informed with whatever decisions you have to make. If you are thinking about upgrading your system, this might be the year to do it. We will continue to follow up with this issue to keep you updated with the most accurate information we can. If you need help finding out what refrigerant your system uses or for more information, you may contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, 615-672-9622 or click on the button below to schedule service.