Category Archives: Freon

Freon prices on the rise again

We have received notice from several vendors today of a pending price increase on R22 refrigerant. If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old it is likely you have R22 refrigerant in your air conditioning system. Swinson Air … Continue reading

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Price increase on refrigerant

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 … Continue reading

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Good news about freon leaks

In preparing our annual refrigerant purchase in light of the upcoming refrigerant phase-out I made a surprising discovery. Refrigerant usage analysis Click on the link above and you will see the result of American Standard’s all-aluminum coils sold by Swinson … Continue reading

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What happens when R22 refrigerant (Freon) is no longer available?

Most air conditioners that are older than 10 years of age use R22 refrigerant. R22 was introduced in the 1950’s and became the predominant refrigerant used in residential air conditioners and heat pumps. In 1989, the United States was a … Continue reading

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Do I have to replace my entire air conditioning system?

Several times per day, our technicians add refrigerant to air conditioning systems. Each of these systems is leaking refrigerant. Air Conditioners do not consume refrigerant; they only leak it. A well maintained and repaired air conditioner may run 20 years … Continue reading

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Why compressors fail

A compressor failure is one of the more expensive of common failures of air conditioning systems. I’ll describe in this article the causes and prevention of failures. First I’ll explain what job the compressor has in cooling your home. The … Continue reading

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