Winter is Prime Buying Time for Refrigerant
Prices on R-134a, R-410A, R-404A, and R-22 are the lowest they’ll be this year.
First of all, Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing New Year’s Eve. I have high hopes for 2015 for my business and my family. We’ll finally be out of the baby stage and we’ll have a three a year old and a one year old ready to enjoy the summer. It’s going to be a lot of fun introducing them to the world.
Now getting down to business. As you are all aware it is cold outside and it is winter. I think it was about four degrees here this morning in Kansas City, great weather to watch the snow fall while sipping some hot coffee. Due to the cold weather across the country the demand for air conditioning is at it’s lowest point of the year. Given, there are a few places in the country that may still be using their air conditioners in Arizona or south Florida but for the most part everyone has their furnaces cranked up.
So, with the demand being the way it is right now prices on refrigerant/Refrigerant are low and you should take advantage of these low prices! If you only go through a few cylinders a year than this really won’t matter too much to you but if you’re a bigger fish and buying pallet or two a year than I would highly recommend getting quotes now. You never know what the summer is going to bring and if it brings a lot of heat in 2015 than your refrigerant price is going to sky rocket. No refrigerant is safe either rather it be R-134a, R-410A, or R-404A they will all go up in price.
The company I work for typically purchases a few trailer-loads of refrigerant for their dealerships across the country. This allows us to be competitive down the road and to make a hefty margin when the prices start creeping up. For example, last year we started purchasing R-134a at around $70.00 for a thirty pound cylinder. When summer hit the price jumped all the way to $130.00 per thirty pound cylinder. Very dramatic difference and we were able to make a significant profit on the cylinders we had bought up on.
The thing to keep in mind is that refrigerant is a commodity and the pricing/cost changes drastically over a short time. Buying in winter allows you to stay one step ahead of the game and not having to worry about what the prices will do in summer. I would suggest shopping around for your best prices now, or if you are interested in purchasing Refrigerant in bulk quantities please visit our Bulk Purchasing page.
Thanks for reading and I hope everyone has a great 2015!