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R-22 Refrigerant: Supply Decreases, Demand Increases, and the Price Goes Up!

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports R-22 refrigerant depletes the ozone layer.  Therefore, R-22 (Freon) is being phased out.  The EPA has reduced the production of R-22 refrigerant for 2013.  By 2015, production will be almost completely banned.

The price of R-22 refrigerant has increased drastically, and will continue to rise.  The availability of R-22 refrigerant will decrease until eventually contractors will not have it in inventory.

If you have an existing R-22 heat pump or air conditioning system, take care of it by having it serviced regularly.


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