Bostech offers Freon at lower prices than many of our competitors.
Freon, Puron, what’s the difference? Well, when you need your Dallas, Highland Park, University Park air conditioning to work at a reasonable price, there are some things to know.
As laws continue to change, R22, a mineral based, oil refrigerant is being cut back in its production each year as the newer 410A Puron is being required as the new coolant standard. The demand from Dallas area air conditioning contractors, supply houses and manufacturers continues to see an increase to supply existing air conditioning systems in Garland, Rockwall, Dallas, Highland Park and University Park. This increase in demand coupled with a decrease in supply has caused the price of freon to go up in the Dallas area. In fact, R22 Freon saw prices increase nearly three times in price in 2012 and has increased again in 2013. These increased prices only serve to increase the air conditioning service costs of Dallas area homeowners.
There is a lower cost refrigerant, M99, that is being used to replace R22. However, while there may be initial benefits in the cost for air conditioning refrigerant for homeowners, there are potential long-term problems for the air conditioning systems on the whole. Air conditioning compressor manufacturers and AC system manufacturers are seeing problems with the replacement refrigerant. And it’s not just one or two manufacturers.
Carrier, American Standard, TRANE, Rheem, Goodman, Amana, Lennox and the other major manufactures say they will void system warranties for Garland, Rockwall, Highland Park, University Park and other North Dallas homeowners who decide to put the new M99 refrigerant in their air conditioning systems. If your AC system is already out of warranty, then you can go ahead and try the M99 replacement.
Stay tuned to see what other replacement air conditioning refrigerants become available. A number are being discussed that appear to meet the approval of manufacturers. It is just an ongoing process of testing and acceptance.
If you are getting to the place where making costly AC system repairs and/or continuous addition of Freon are not the best financial choice anymore, we would recommend installing a new higher efficiency air conditioning system that will allow you to use the lower cost 410A Freon.