R-22, How much per pound?

Discussion in 'HVAC Heating & Cooling' started by jimbo, May 15, 2013.

  1. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    What are service companies charging per pound for R-22 this year? My daugter's unit quit.... intitial analysis by tech is that it is "out" of freon. Unit is only a couple of years old...not a high end model. He says it is under warranty, but I am thinking if there is a leak, the freon may not be covered.
  2. MeloAir

    MeloAir New Member

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but $50 a pound is about as cheap as it can be had anymore. The supply of R22 in the United States is being intentionally limited and phased out. Costs have more than doubled in the past 12 months. Here is an article on the supply of R22.
  3. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    There was a lot of money in smuggling it from Mexico.

    I believe they still use it there.
  4. Dana

    Dana In the trades

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    And not JUST from Mexico!
  5. Bobelectric

    Bobelectric Electrical Contractor

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    The supply house here is $20.00 lb. Maybe mark up to $30.00. I have a full 20# bottle of R-12 in the shop.
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