If your air conditioner is over 10 years old there is a good chance that it uses R-22 refrigerant. We have experienced a large price increase this spring after petitions filed with the United States Department of Commerce and the United States International Trade Commission against Chinese dumping.
Years of below market prices for R22 refrigerant have come to an end and we expect a doubling of R22 retail prices before the middle of this summer.
We have a solution that is actually less expensive than last summer. We are stocking on our service vehicles a replacement refrigerant that has demonstrated the capability to be a ‘drop in’ replacement for R22. Also it is currently less than half the price of R22.
Nevertheless, the least expensive path to air conditioning operation includes the immediate repair of all refrigerant leaks no matter how small. So, we have a bridge to the future that allows you to use your current air conditioning system until replacement is required.