All posts by "Alec Johnson"

If you are thinking of a career in HVAC industry, there is no better time than now. HVAC technicians are in high demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the ...
Honeywell Refrigerants

The race is on to find suitable alternatives to R-404A. In 2009 the Honeywell corporation invented a new refrigerant called Genetron Performax. (R-407F) This new refrigerant is an HFC blend ...
Alternatives to R-410A?

Rather you like it or not folks R-410A will be going away and it’s going to be happening a lot sooner than everyone thinks. In 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency ...
Target R-290 Refrigeration

In 2015 the Obama Administration held a summit at the White House where various large companies in the United States were invited. The purpose of this summit was for Obama ...

Hello ladies and gentlemen! I hope everyone had a fun Christmas. I spent all day yesterday putting together a gigantic dollhouse for my girls and today it is back to ...
Product Review: Custom LeatherCraft 1539 18 Multi-Compartment Tool Carrier

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I hope everyone is ready for Christmas, we’re only a few days away now and my four day weekend starts today! I couldn’t think of ...
Top 3 Refrigerant Changes in 2015

Hello ladies and gentlemen! It’s that time of year again. The cold wind is blowing, the snow is falling, and the temperature barely gets over twenty degrees across half of ...
Nate-Certification RefrigerantHQ.com

Hello everyone! I’m doing something a little different today. The below is a guest post written by our friend Michael Berard at HVACTrainingCenter.com I’ll be doing my own guest post over at ...

Well folks I can’t say that I didn’t see this coming. I think most everyone did. On November 2nd, 2016 the EPA announced many changes on their certification program, who ...
Kigali Amendment

Well folks it’s official. Another phase out is among us. The world has come together to ban HFC refrigerants such as R-134a, R-404A, and R-410A across the world by the ...
Flammable Refrigerants

An explosion in a hotel in Victoria, Australia left two men dead in June of 2014. This week the cause of the explosion was agreed upon by expert investigators including an ...
Product Review: CoverMates – Air Conditioner Cover Elite Collection

Alright, so I’m kind of ashamed to admit this but I just found out this was a thing only a few months ago. It never occurred to me that covering ...

The answer is yes… and no. This one is kind of tricky. R-134a is not going out the same way the CFCs and HCFCs went. (R-12 & R-22.) These types ...
2017 Price Per Pound Refrigerant

Hello ladies and gentlemen! It looks like another year is passing us by again and with another year comes a whole other set of possibilities. As I write this article ...
2017 Price Per Pound Refrigerant

Hello ladies and gentlemen! It looks like another year is passing us by again and with another year comes a whole other set of possibilities. As I write this article ...
2017 Price Per Pound Refrigerant

Hello ladies and gentlemen! It looks like another year is passing us by again and with another year comes a whole other set of possibilities. As I write this article ...
Tariff's on R-134a Refrigerant from China

Alrighty ladies and gentlemen, by now I’m sure most of you are confused on exactly what is happening with the potential tariffs on R-134a refrigerant. Well, rest assured, I am ...

Well ladies and gentlemen it’s that time of year again. The time of year when a cold wind blows, the temperature doesn’t rise above thirty degrees, and snow flurries fall ...

Over the past few years I have done numerous posts concerning the true cost per pound of R-22, R-410A, and R-134a. Each one of these posts have had outstanding success ...
Donald Trump's Affect on the Refrigerant Industry

Regardless of your politics last month’s election was definitely a surprise. Obviously, the election of Donald Trump will have a profound impact on the country and the rest of the ...