How much does r410 cost per pound?
The current HVAC standard coolant, r410a, costs about $3 to $8 per pound. All systems manufactured or installed after 2010 use r410a.
How much is a bottle of 410A Freon?
The typical cost of R-410A freon is $125 per 25-pound cylinder, which equals out to be $5.00 per pound. The average home uses two to four pounds of R-410A per ton of your air conditioning unit. So, if your unit is three tons, and you use three pounds per ton, you will need nine pounds of R-410A.
Why is 410A Freon so expensive?
As R22 is phased out, the demand for R410a increases, and producers haven’t been able to keep up. R410a is actually a blend of two different refrigerants, one of which is called R125. There’s currently a world shortage of R125 because there aren’t enough plants to produce it.
Is r410 going up in price?
The price of R410A has jumped by 300 percent in just the past two weeks. Right now, there’s no telling when the cost will stop going up. Unfortunately, this increase will be seen by consumers.
Can anyone buy R410A refrigerant?
There is no “license” issued by anyone for any refrigerant. There is an EPA certification process available, and required, for purchase and handling of CERTIN refrigerants. R410a IS NOT one of those. ANYONE can purchase and handle 410a.
Is there a shortage of 410A Freon?
It comes down to two main reasons: First, there’s a worldwide R410a shortage. China is experiencing a temporary shortage of the components that make up R410a refrigerant. The overall shortage is compounded by the demand increase during the summer months, and it is affecting both after-market and OEM suppliers.”
What is the difference between 134a and 410A?
While R134a and R410a are both environmentally conscious hydrochlorofluorocarbon refrigerants, the two are otherwise dissimilar. R134a is a pure refrigerant that is sometimes used in blends, while R410a is itself a blend. At room temperature R410a has a pressure of nearly 200 psi, while R134a is around 70 psi.