The Falling Price of R-22

This time last year folks we were seeing the price for a thirty pound cylinder of R-22 hover around six-hundred dollars a cylinder. This price increase didn’t come to a surprise to a lot of people within the industry. We all knew that R-22 was being phased out and a price increase was inevitable. The … Read more

R-22 Refrigerant Frequently Asked Questions

R-22 was one of the most popular refrigerants and longest used refrigerants in the world. In 2020 it will be phased out entirely across the United States but there are still so many people who have an R-22 unit for their home, office, or grocery store. Here are some of the most common questions that … Read more

R-458A as an R-22 Alternative?

I came across an article the other day referencing a refrigerant that I hadn’t heard much about. My curiosity was peaked so I began researching the product, what it was, and what possibilities existed. The refrigerant’s official name is R-458A but most of you may know of it as Bluon TDX 20. The TDX 20 … Read more

California Man Caught Smuggling R-22 Refrigerant

Well folks I can’t say that I am surprised by this news. For some people out there the opportunity for immense profit outweighs all things, including ethics. I’ve seen this before in other countries. In fact three years ago I wrote an article on how Russia found twenty tons of R-22 refrigerant on the dock … Read more

The Coming Monoply on R-22 Reclamation

Some of you may have already come to this realization but it dawned on me the other day when researching for an article. When the year 2020 hits the importing or production of R-22 will be completely banned in the United States. While that may sound like a long ways away I have to warn … Read more

What Are The Differences Between R-22 & R-410A?

Hello folks and welcome! Today on RerigerantHQ we will be comparing the main differences between the HCFC R-22 refrigerant to the newer HFC R-410A refrigerant. R-410A has been around for nearly ten years now but there are still so many questions asked about it. How is it different from R-22? What do I need to … Read more

What is the Best R-22 Alternative Refrigerant Today?

Since the phase-out of R-22 began in 2010 the cost has risen exponentially as each year passed by. In the year 2015 the price jumped even higher due to tougher import and production restrictions put in place by the Federal Government. That’s not the worst of it though folks, not by far. When the year … Read more

How Much Is Refrigerant Per Pound in 2017?

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 it is twenty odd something degrees outside and we’re expecting some snow in Kansas City tomorrow. Some may say it’s a funny time to write … Read more

Trader Joes Fined $500,000 for Violating the Clean Air Act

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you or your commercial customers are still using R-22 it is time to switch. If there was ever a bigger reason to switch it’s the United State’s Government sniffing around your business and looking for anything that they can to fine your company. This happened … Read more

How much is R-22 Refrigerant per pound in 2016?

Well ladies and gentlemen it’s another year and we are only a few weeks away from air conditioning season. (Some people call this time of year summer.) Around this time last year I did a post describing exactly how much R-22 refrigerant costs by the cylinder and by the pound. My goal with that post … Read more

Be Careful When Selling Refrigerant Online

I watch the online market for any mention of the words refrigerant, R-22, R-12, R-134a, R-410A, etc. It helps me keep a pulse on the industry and also alerts to me any possible stories that could be written. Something that I’ve noticed over the past few months is that there has been a rash of … Read more

BPC District Energy Fined $100,000 for Venting R-22

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The Environmental Protection Act does not play around when it comes to venting CFCs and HCFCs into the environment. On July, 23rd, 2015 BPC District General Energy Partner Incorporated pleaded guilty to one count of venting R-22 into the atmosphere. (R-22 is a Class 2 O-Zone … Read more

How much is R-22 Refrigerant per pound in 2015?

Refrigerant is a commodity and prices can change wildly from week to week. It all depends on demand and any market surprises. Think of refrigerant as oil. You always hear about how much a barrel of oil is in the news and see how fast it can change. Refrigerant is very similar and fluctuates accordingly… … Read more