HVAC&R contractors have recently seen a 110% or more increase in the purchase price of R-22. (R-22 a refrigerant widely used in Heat Pump and Air Conditioning systems.) What does this mean for you……..the consumer? According to one of our distributors, expected cost per pound for R-22 will run between $50-$100 per pound.
R-22 also known as HCFC-22 has been the refrigerant of choice for residential heat pumps and air conditioning systems for more than four decades. The phaseout of harmful CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) and HCFCs (hydro chlorofluorocarbons) under the implementation of the Montreal Protocol (an international environmental agreement) which established a worldwide phaseout of ozone destroying or ozone depleting substances in all developed nations. The Montreal Protocol is carried out in the U.S. but has been amended through Title VI of the Clean Air Act , which is implemented by the EPA.
Alpine Air JAX can safeguard your HVAC System with a security system to deter or prevent theft. According to JSO there were 1556 cases of copper theft in 2010, s of September 2011 there were 1483 cases of copper theft reported.