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

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

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

Man Steals 150 Jugs of R-22

Earlier this month a man broke into a Norfolk, VA refrigerant distributor’s facility and helped himself to one-hundred and fifty jugs of R-22 refrigerant. The news article can be found here, but there isn’t too much to read as cops don’t have much to go off of. No mention of how he transported it or … Read more