Only EPA-certified technicians can purchase refrigerants. You must provide proof of an active certification prior to ordering any refrigerant cylinders. Due to the EPA phaseout of R-22 (effective 1/1/2020), pricing and availability of R-22 may change daily. Please contact Customer Service by email or call 800-288-2000 for your local price and availability.
|Refrigerant||Best Application||Performance Relevant to R-22||Pre Conversion / Retrofit Considerations|
|R-407C||Air Conditioning||Close capacity; less dehumidification||May require POE oil; no component change; replace schrader cores|
|ICOR International R-422B NU-22B®||Air Conditioning||Same or slightly lower capacity; better dehumidification||No oil change; no component change; replace schrader cores|
|Forane® R-427A||Air Conditioning||Same or slightly lower capacity; higher discharge pressure||May require POE oil; no component change; replace schrader cores|
|Freon MO99||Air Conditioning||Same or slightly lower capacity; higher discharge pressure||No oil change; no component change; replace schrader cores|
|R-410A||Air Conditioning||More efficient than R-22||New equipment only; not a retrofit refrigerant|
Is R-22 Still Available?
Effective 1/1/2020, the EPA outlawed the manufacture and importation of R-22 in the U.S.A. We are working with suppliers keep product in stock, but we are not assured of availability as nationwide inventory decreases. Please shop our website or call Customer Service for price and availability.
Why the Phaseout?
Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are ozone-depleting substances used extensively in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. The most common HCFC refrigerant is R-22.
In response to environmental concerns, the EPA issued mandates to switch to safer, more eco-friendly options. As the R-22 supply decreases, the price will increase.
We're here to help you stay informed. You are not legally required to stop using R-22. However, it could be advantageous to switch to a newer HVAC system that runs on R-410A. Ask your sales professional about available options for making the switch to a more energy-efficient HVAC system.