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Freon Availability

There was a time when you didn’t think twice about authorizing a refrigerant charge for your AC system. You just got it done. .”

That time, however, isn’t now.

Roughly 10 years ago, R-22 refrigerant – more commonly known as Freon – sold for about $10 per pound. Today, it cost up to $1,000 per pound, and that’s assuming you can even get some.

What’s changed?  Back in 1989, scientists discovered that Chlorodifluoromethane (the gas used to manufacture the R-22 refrigerant) was depleting the earth’s ozone layer. In response, many of the world’s nations formed a treaty to gradually phase out its use.

These are the direct results of that treaty:

  • In 2010, R-22 refrigerant was replaced by a R-410A which poses no environmental risks.
  • R-22 is still available for older system recharging, but the supply is shrinking while the cost keeps climbing.
  • As of 2020, Freon will no longer be available even for recharging. y purpose.

For now, that leaves you two primary choices:

  • Stick with your pre-2010 AC system and hope it gives you at least two more solid years of performance.
  • Or, you can purchase a replacement system now, one that comes equipped with the environmentally sound R-410A replacement. All at once, your Freon worries would be over.

For more information on the R-22 phase out and how it potentially impacts you, contact our office today.  Or, call to schedule a free in-home consultation and new system quote.  Either way, Correct Temp can help you prepare for a new era in home air conditioning.

Freon Availability