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Why is The Price of R-22 Phase-out Plan R-22 Refrigerant So High?

Since early January 2012 the price of R-22 Refrigerant which is used in most Air Conditioning systems, has risen over 800% — and we don’t know how high and how fast it will continue to rise. Currently the market price for R-22 is right around $100 per pound. For Example: An Air Conditioner holds approximately (4 Ibs.) of per ton. As an example: a 3 ton Air Conditioner holds approximately 12 lbs. of R-22 or approximately $1,200 in R-22 to fill it up.

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