Why is R-22 Refrigerant So Expensive?

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Providing Exceptional Heating & AC Service in the Metro Atlanta area Since 1982

Why is the price of R-22 refrigerant so high?

Since early January 2012 the price of R-22 refrigerant, which is used in many air conditioning systems, has risen as much as 400%-and we don't know how high it might go. These are direct costs that we have to pay and we have no choice but to pass those costs along, which is why your refrigerant may be higher than it used to be.

Here's Why:


The U.S. EPA controls the production and import of R-22 refrigerant. They set limits on how much can be produced and imported each year, but they failed to set limits for 2012.  Until the EPA sets these limits, manufacturers must produce 45% less R-22 refrigerant than they did last year.  This creates uncertainty in the marketplace and the manufacturers have increased their prices.
What's Next?
 
 
The earliest the EPA will announce its is summer 2012.  Nobody knows what the final 2012 limits will be.  Until the EPA makes its decision, the market will remain uncertain and prices may continue to rise.
 
As a profession contractor, our goal is to provide you with the best possible products and services at the best possible value.  Unfortuantely, we have no control over the cost of a commodity like R-22 refrigerant.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope Washington resolves this issue soon.
 
 
**This information is provided by ACCA (Air Conditioning Contactors of America.  Please feel free to visit them at www.acca.org.**

To learn more or schedule us to visit your home, give Bartlett Heating and Cooling a call at 770-429-0278 or click here.

 

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Address:   972 Atlanta Road  •  Marietta, GA 30060
Phone:       (770) 429-0278
 
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For Air Conditioning in Smyrna GA, we accept most major credit cards.
 
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