Freon Shortage in St. Augustine, Florida

Freon Shortage  St. Augustine, Florida

In 2010, the EPA banned the use of R22 Freon in new air conditioner models. Because of this, air conditioners that were manufactured prior to 2010 won’t receive proper maintenance and services in the future. However, Taylor Refrigeration & AC will do our best to help people who still own systems older than 2010. For now, here’s what to expect in the years to come.

Freon Shortage  St. Augustine, Florida

Freon will be illegal to use once year 2020 hits. Due to the Freon ban, there’s only a limited supply of R22 available for distribution. With very little Freon to spare, the price of R22 has significantly increased (300% to be exact), and is likely to increase by summer. We’ve been told by our supplier that we can only purchase one drum of Freon because of the limited supply. One drum isn’t enough because we have 15 trucks that need 3 drums each just to cover 2 months. Currently, we are looking for Freon suppliers who could sell us 3 to 4 drums at a time, but most of our suppliers have communicated to us that they only have 6 drums in their entire warehouse. We do have some R22 Freon left in stock, but they won’t last long. We’re also looking for alternative Refrigerants, but currently they all have some sort of drawback.

Early Tune Ups and Maintenance

To avoid running into problems with this issue, Taylor Refrigeration & AC has decided to move our AC service, maintenance and tune ups earlier for our clients. This will allow us to figure out if you need Freon replacement right away. We’ll also look into possible damage that is causing you to lose Freon. Better yet, we can recommend you to replace your current unit before Freon prices increase and supplies dwindle.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Taylor Refrigeration & AC at 904-289-2355 for any questions, inquiries or concerns.

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