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Update on R-22 Replacements

R-22 Replacements R22 Replacement – As we had previously reported, the price of R22 continues to rise. Since the start of the summer season, we’ve seen the wholesale price of R22 jump over 25%. If you have spent any time researching this subject on the internet, you’ve seen the numerous manufacturers of refrigerant who promise…

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The Final Phaseout of R-22

The final phase-out of R-22 will once again be impacting supplies and prices of R-22. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final phasedown schedule is as follows: Drop from 51 million pounds allowed in 2014 to 22 million pounds beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Subsequently, 18 million pounds of new and imported R-22 will be allowed…

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New Deadly Trend Among Teens

There is a new trend among teens with deadly consequence, freon huffing. Huffing is the inhalation of chemicals, paint or gasoline through the nose or mouth. It is also referred to as sniffing, dusting or bagging. Freon huffing rapidly destroys brain cells and can lead to heart-failure, brain damage or death. It gives teens the feeling of…

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Update on R-22 Refrigerant

The EPA has finally signed the 2012-2014 (yes a little late since it is already 2013) allocation rule for R-22, which dictates how much can be imported and produced. Here are the figures: 2012  55 mil lbs, 38% reduction 2013  63 mil lbs, 21% reduction 2014  50 mil lbs, 18% reduction The amounts allocated are higher then originally dictated…

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R-22 Refrigerant

As a business owner it is important to know that there is a law gradually phasing out the production and import of R-22 Refrigerant by 2020. The EPA sets the amount of allowable R-22 each year with a gradual decrease from the previous. As of January 1, 2012 the EPA had not made a final…

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