R22 Refrigerant Costs 2018 | Tulsa, OK

R22 Refrigerant Costs 2018 – Tulsa, OK

Summer is just about here and many of us will soon be thinking about our air conditioning. If your system has some issues this season you might get an education on refrigerant and why it’s so expensive in 2018.

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Many homeowners are caught off guard on the rising costs associated with R22 refrigerant in their air conditioning systems. You may find on average, refrigerant costs range between $75 to $150 per pound for R22. A typical residential A/C unit holds about 5 or 6 pounds of refrigerant. That means a full refill of refrigerant would cost a whopping $450 to $900 for what used to be a $150 job many years ago.

Why R22 Refrigerant cost is skyrocketing?

Why is this happening? Well, environmentalists say R22 refrigerant depletes the O-zone so the Environmental Protection Agency is phasing it out. They plan to completely stop making it by 2020. As supply continues to dip, it’s only going to get more expensive as we approach 2020. You can learn more by visiting: https://www.epa.gov/ods-phaseout

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