R-22, How much per pound?

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

  1. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    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

    May 18, 2013
    Air Conditioning Contractor
    Tampa, Florida
    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.
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  4. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

    Mar 30, 2011
    Rocket Scientist
    Houston, TX
    There was a lot of money in smuggling it from Mexico.

    I believe they still use it there.
  5. Dana

    Dana In the trades

    Jan 14, 2009
    And not JUST from Mexico!
  6. Bobelectric

    Bobelectric Electrical Contractor

    Feb 16, 2009
    Electrical Contractor
    Eighty Four,Pa. 15330
    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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