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Monday, January 23, 2012

R-22 Refrigerant Breaking News

Hot off the news wire this morning, Monday, January 23rd 2012, is the price of R-22 refrigerant will be going up effective immediately!  In what is an apparent shortage in production and importing, the national cost of R-22 refrigerant has skyrocketed in the last couple of days.  Another reason to think about making the switch from an R-22 system to the more environmentally friendly R-410A system.  The phaseout schedule for R-22 seems to be getting shorter and shorter, which is only going to cause the price of R-22 to keep rising.  FYI, I have copied some of the article from Air Conditioning/Heating/Refrigeration News into this blog.  If you would like to read more into this, here is the link:  http://www.achrnews.com/articles/jan-23-2012-r22-supplies-in-question

"WASHINGTON — Production and importation of HCFC refrigerants including R-22 have been on hold since the first of the year while the industry waits for an official go-ahead from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
As of Jan. 20, the approval has not been issued although most experts in the industry expect that it is imminent. They indicated that will come in the form of a ‘non-enforcement’ letter. That means production and importation can resume without fear of enforcement action even though the issue of how much HCFC can be produced remains a bit muddled.
Complicating the issue is an EPA proposed rule issued on Dec. 30, 2011, titled HCFC-22 Production and Consumption Allocation Rights, which could speed up the phase down of HCFC production creating shortfalls earlier than had been anticipated.
On Jan. 1, 2010, a mandated reduction in the manufacturing of virgin R-22 went from 65 percent of the 1999 baseline year to 25 percent. A gradual yearly phase down was expected to continue until the spigot was totally shut off in 2030.
That ruling allocated 90 million pounds of R-22 for 2012. In this latest proposed rule, the EPA may reduce the quantity available for production and import in 2012 to as low as 55 million pounds.
The EPA is accepting comments on the proposal until Feb. 3, but may not issue a final ruling until summer.
Even when production and importation resumes, manufacturers may be more cautious in how much HCFC comes into the distribution channels while awaiting final numbers from EPA."
Publication date: 01/23/2012



  1. I never expected that there are actually plenty of companies in this area that offer this kind of service.

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  2. Well, I guess the upside to this is that more people will make the air conditioning unit upgrade which will help protect the ozone. Always looking for the silver lining!

  3. I ne'er expected that there are literally lots of corporations during this space that supply this type of service.

  4. Such a great and informative post about R-22 refrigerant system. This will really help homeowners. Keep posting!

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  5. There should be an alternative to R-22. The alternative can either outperform R-22 or or parallel its performance.

  6. Great blog! Useful information in this blog about R22 refrigerant systems. Thanks for sharing with us. Keep sharing....

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  7. خدمات منزلية جيدة تحل لك الكثير من المشاكل المنزلية التي تكون مزعجة لكم مثل تسريبات المياه التي تظهر بالحوائط والاسقف وتحتاج الي
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام تكون متخصصة للحصول علي سبب التسريب بدون تكسير وتخريب فالتعامل مع
    شركة كشف تسربات بالدمام لديها خبرة كبيرة في التعامل مع مثل هذه الاشياء فهذا يحدث مع شركة ركن البيت التي تكون متخصصة في مثل هذه المجالات في السعودية لدينا اشهر المدن التي نقدم بها الخدمة وهي الرياض التي يمكنك التواصل معها من خلال شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالرياض والتي تصل بكم الي قمة الاعمال في مثل هذه الخدمات فلدينا في شركة كشف تسربات بالرياض اهم الفنين والاجهزة الحديثة التي تساعدنا علي انجاز هذه المهام فمن الان لا تقلق بشأن التسربات التي توجد بالمباني الخاص لانك سوف تحصل علي خدمة جيدة

  8. The other type, water-cooled air conditioning systems, are central systems found primarily in large buildings. The difference is, instead of using refrigerant to remove heat, the system uses water.