MarkHyde-212x315Q: My air conditioner uses Freon. Why is Freon so expensive now?

A: The EPA has accelerated its phaseout of R-22, commonly known as Freon. As a result, 71 million pounds of this refrigerant have been eliminated from the marketplace since 2010. Diminishing supply has led to price volatility.

Q: What should I do?

A: One option is to have us retrofit your existing system to make it compatible with a newer refrigerant. If your system is older and beginning to wear out, it makes more sense to replace it with a new high-efficiency system that uses modern, environmentally friendly refrigerants. Please contact us and we’ll be glad to evaluate your system and discuss your options for eliminating your worries about the high cost of Freon.