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FrankL 07-22-2012 10:55 PM

The retail cost of R-22 versus R-410
 
I had the tech out and my compressor on my FHP heat pump ac is shot. The tech said to pull it, replace it, evacuate and put 5 lbs of R-22 would be close to $1200. He said R-22 is not about $60 a pound retail. Wow. :eek:

I recall a relative had a buddy who rented a warehouse and loaded it with cans or R-22 just before the ban.

What do you guys think the retail price of R-22 versus R-410 is? Thanks.

dtnel 07-23-2012 04:08 AM

R-22 Locally here in SIoux Falls S.D. is $23-$30 retail to the consumer which was me. I paid that 3.5 weeks ago. DOn't know the price on 410A yet as I just had a new setup installed and that's what it has in it.

scottmcd9999 07-23-2012 04:15 AM

In my area (Augusta, GA) R-22 is going for anywhere from $25 to $60 per lb. R410A is around $30 or so, for the most part.

clocert 07-23-2012 07:35 AM

In my area, R22 is about $10-15 per lb, half for the 410A.

scottmcd9999 07-23-2012 08:10 AM

Quote:

R22 is about $10-15 per lb, half for the 410A
Surely that's not retail.

beenthere 07-23-2012 05:17 PM

Moved to off Topic forum.

gma2rjc 07-25-2012 01:36 AM

:eek:.... I had (may still have) a leak and the HVAC guy told me he had to put 3 lbs. of R-22 in, which was $100 a lb. They put dye in, but on the next visit - 2 wks. later - he wasn't able to find the leak and only had to put in 1/2 lb., which was included in the cost of the visit.

Doc Holliday 07-28-2012 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by gma2rjc (Post 973726)
:eek:.... I had (may still have) a leak and the HVAC guy told me he had to put 3 lbs. of R-22 in, which was $100 a lb. They put dye in, but on the next visit - 2 wks. later - he wasn't able to find the leak and only had to put in 1/2 lb., which was included in the cost of the visit.

Sorry to hear that. What needs to happen is a tech needs to pull out a refrigerant leak detector and/or perform a nitrogen pressure test. Soapy water works to make the leak visible.

gma2rjc 07-28-2012 11:10 PM

Thanks Doc. I'll ask the guy when he comes back. Maybe he'll be able to figure it out.

Doc Holliday 07-28-2012 11:34 PM

You're welcome. Also, insist that the tech use a refrigerant scale to keep tabs on how much refrigerant is actually added. If he doesn't have one, find another tech. Too many times without a home owner's knowledge they'll add what they might think is a pound or two or even simply say it to be able to charge it without any proof and the home owner none the wiser.


I doubt three pounds was added in the first place. Your system would've been freezing up all the way to the compressor if it was that low but that's neither here nor there at this point, you've already paid for it.

Ask for these items on the phone when you first call the next time. Fair is fair. :thumbsup:

Doc Holliday 07-28-2012 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by FrankL (Post 972171)
I had the tech out and my compressor on my FHP heat pump ac is shot. The tech said to pull it, replace it, evacuate and put 5 lbs of R-22 would be close to $1200. He said R-22 is not about $60 a pound retail. Wow. :eek:

I recall a relative had a buddy who rented a warehouse and loaded it with cans or R-22 just before the ban.

What do you guys think the retail price of R-22 versus R-410 is? Thanks.

I'm an hvac tech. I pay $139 for a jug of R-410-A. I pay $389 for R-22.

My company charges $60.00 per pound. Many companies have begun charging per ounce.

gma2rjc 07-28-2012 11:43 PM

Thanks again Doc!


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