HFC Refrigerant Pricing Alert – May 2019


In the beginning of this year I got into the habit of writing refrigerant pricing updates as I saw them coming. Most of these have been fairly benign with a few percent increases here and there. It was last month though that I wrote a pricing update that had pricing doubling on some of the … Read more

Refrigerant Pricing Alert – February 2019

Greetings folks! Another month is nearly wrapped up and we are slowly inching towards spring. We’ve got a few more hard weeks here in Kansas but I’m looking forward to the day when I can start planting some trees. I’m writing this article today as I was informed of more volatility in refrigerant pricing. Even … Read more

2019 R-410A Refrigerant Pricing Predictions

Over the past few weeks we have been writing RefrigerantHQ’s pricing prediction on various refrigerants for 2019. We have covered some of the most popular refrigerants out there including R-22, R-134a, and R-1234yf. Today’s prediction article will be focusing on R-410A Puron. Most everyone’s mind has been on R-22 and what’s going to happen next … Read more

2018 Refrigerant Pricing Predictions

It’s that time of year again folks. The Christmas trees are out and I’ve got all of my shopping done but what am I thinking about while the ground is frozen? Refrigerant. Yup, you got it. Refrigerant. It’s always on my mind. What will the prices do next year? Will it be as crazy as … Read more

2018 R-22 Refrigerant Pricing Predictions

Even today R-22 refrigerant is still one of the most demanded and used refrigerant on the market. Sure, over the years the HFC R-410A has slowly been eroding R-22’s market share but there are still thousands of old R-22 machines out there from 2010 or even earlier. These machines have already started breaking and with … Read more

A Recap of Refrigerant Summer 2017 Pricing

Well folks it is that time of year again. The mornings are already getting cooler here in Kansas City and we’re only a week away from Labor Day weekend. Our neighborhood pool has already closed due to the unseasonable August temperatures. Those of you who are familiar with Kansas weather the month of August is … Read more

Appeal is Likely on HFC Federal Court Ruling

Last week a Federal Court in Washington, D.C. ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s ruling of planned phase-out of HFC refrigerants. This phase-out was announced by the EPA in 2015 and it’s goal was to have most, if not all, HFC refrigerants completely phased out in the United States by 2030. They were going to … Read more

The Buy and Hold Refrigerant Strategy

This is something that I was seeing a lot of seven to eight years ago. As most of you know back in 2010 R-22 refrigerant was banned from being used in new air conditioners. In 2015 the import and manufacturing allocations of R-22 were cut as well and now in the upcoming year 2020 the … Read more

2017 Refrigerant Pricing Predictions

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 from the sky. What better time than now than to talk about refrigerant? It’s the slowest point in the season and it seems that when … Read more