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By: Paul White | May 17, 2016

Are there really lower cost alternative refrigerants available for Air Conditioning Systems using R22? 

Unfortfunately, the cost of R22 refrigerant continues to increase, but become educated and don’t be fooled if someone tries to sell you 22a as a lower cost alternative to HCFC-22 (R-22) for recharging your home air-conditioning system.  

Recently some chemical manufactures have created a "replacement" for R22, by using a mixture of refrigerants, and propane to create an alternative to R22.    But  can be dangerous to use propane in residential HVAC applications.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that using a propane-based refrigerant in an air conditioner that is not designed to use propane or flammable refrigerants p...


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