What is Refrigerant Superheat?

What Is It?

Being able to measure refrigerant Subcool and Superheat are essential for diagnosing and correcting an air conditioning or refrigeration unit. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misunderstanding as to what exactly Superheat and Subcool actually are and even less understanding on how to measure it. There are so many novice technicians that get ‘stumped’ on … Read more

Are AC Recharge Kits Worth It?

I can imagine that if you are reading this then it is in the dead of summer and it is ninety degrees outside or maybe even hotter. I can also imagine that you turned on your car the other day, cranked on the air conditioning, and then groaned in frustration when you realized that it … Read more

Top Refrigerant Sites of 2018

I am proud to say that RefrigerantHQ has been mentioned in quite a few different websites in their ‘Top HVAC Websites,’ section. These various post are a great way for an audience on one site to discover a related site that they may have not known about in the past. Thanks to these posts I … Read more

New Refrigerant App out of Australia

Earlier today I was reading a very interesting article on a new App that was created for the refrigerant industry. This App that was developed and designed for the Australia market is built to collect, store, and send data. This is how most Apps work, but here’s the difference. This App focuses on refrigerants. The … Read more

Where Can I Buy Freon?

First and foremost let me state right now that the word ‘Freon’ is not a generic name for all refrigerants on the market today. In fact Freon refers to a specific type of refrigerant and is a specific brand of refrigerant. Confused? Well let me explain it this way. Using the name Freon to refer … Read more

Understanding Refrigerant Pricing

This will be a short post but I had it bouncing around in my head for a few days and I wanted to share it with my audience. One of the most common questions I get asked over and over again is about refrigerant pricing. This could be posed from a home-owner who doesn’t know … Read more

How To Buy Refrigerant

Most of you know that I got my start and interest in the industry about ten years ago when I worked as a purchaser for a larger automotive dealer group. Part of my responsibilities were  to negotiate, purchase, and co-ordinate refrigerant R-134a purchasing. Occasionally, we would do some 404A for the refrigerated trucks but most … Read more

Understanding Refrigerant Oils

Something that can be confusing to a lot of technicians rather they are a residential tech, commercial tech, or a mechanic is refrigerant oil. The goal of a refrigerant lubricant is to lubricate the compressor and to also have the appropriate miscibility and solubility characteristics to interact with the refrigerant accordingly. There are many different … Read more

How Do Refrigerants & Air-Conditioning Work?

Refrigerant and refrigeration is used across the world and every day in your daily life, but how does it work? This is a question that gets asked a lot by outsiders of the industry and it seems like most of the time it is hard to get an answer. Well folks, there’s a reason for … Read more

How Do Refrigerants Get Their Name?

This is a topic that I see a lot and to be honest I don’t fully understand. In an effort to educate myself and to show others I am going to take the time today to fully understand exactly how new and old refrigerants get their name. Let’s take a look. Basics Let’s start out … Read more