refrigerant prices

June 12, 2018

What You Should Know About Refrigerant

Most of us know that refrigerant is the substance that is key to the cooling process, but few of us have ever seen it. It flows mysteriously through our HVAC systems, absorbing heat from our homes’ interiors as a cool, low pressure liquid, and then is pumped outdoors as a hot, high pressure gas, where the heat is exhausted by a fan, then does it all over again. That’s more than most homeowners know about refrigerant. But because laws governing […]
June 14, 2012

Refrigerant Prices Are Rising — Are You Wasting Too Much Money On That Old Air Conditioner?

Georgia homeowners who need to recharge their older air conditioners with refrigerant may be in for a bit of sticker shock when it comes time to pay for that service. That is because R-22 refrigerant prices have roughly tripled compared over the past year, and likely will continue rising over the next several years. Why? It soon will be illegal to manufacture R-22 refrigerant, per a international mandate that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is enforcing. Since about 80 […]