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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EPA Finalizes R-22 Phase-out Plan

Allocation Slashed by 57% in 2015 Contractors who have found R-22 readily available at their local supply houses had best prepare for a drastic drop off in such supplies very soon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final phase-down schedule regarding production and importation of virgin R-22 on Oct. 16, 2014. The order …

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