R-22 Refrigeration (Freon) Price Increase
As you may know R-22 is a refrigerant that is being phased out due to its harmful effects on the ozone. It is being replaced by R-410a which is an environmentally friendly non-ozone depleting refrigerant.
Since the EPA has mandated a phase-out of R-22, production has been reduced by over 75% and will continue to decrease. What does this mean for you as the consumer? Due to the depleted stocks of R-22 and increased demand the price has gone up astronomically.
This is the time to seriously consider upgrading your system especially if your coil is leaking. Adding R-22 to “charge” the system is no longer a cost effective approach.