Why Freon is Hard to Get at Any Price

f you recently had your air conditioning system checked out and it needed a charge of Freon (also known as R22 refrigerant), you might have heard yourself gasp over the price.  And that’s assuming your AC service provider even had any Freon in stock.

The Clean Air Act of 1990 formulated a plan to phase out R22 refrigerant by the year 2020 due to its harmful effects on our environment. Both the production of R22 and its release into the atmosphere cause damage to the ozone layer. But soon that problem will eliminated, and here’s how:

  • All central AC systems manufactured from 2010 and beyond come equipped with R-410A refrigerant which is environmentally safe. 
  • Freon is no longer being manufactured and, starting in 2020, will no longer be available even for recharging older systems.
  • In the meantime, the remaining supply of Freon is rapidly dwindling while the price has skyrocketed, and continues to do so.

To avoid paying an exorbitant amount for a Freon charge, our best advice is to replace your Freon-consuming system now while you can still do so on your terms. If you wait too long, and there’s no Freon to be had, you’re likely to make a hasty decision on a replacement system and end up paying more than you need to.

Today, we encourage you to contact Air Professionals with any questions you may have on the availability and price cost of Freon. We’ll also be happy to provide you with a free estimate on a replacement AC system for your home, one that will come equipped with the environmentally R-410A refrigerant alternative.