Over the past couple of years the phase-out of R-22 has accelerated which has resulted in a rapid escalation in R-22 pricing. For instance, in the past two years alone the price has risen 600%! The good news is that the price of the new refrigerant (R-410A) has actually gone down.
What is a homeowner to do? Unfortunately, the best answer is to replace your hvac equipment with equipment designed for R-410A. It is no longer financially feasible to simply "shoot some Freon in the system" like it used to be. The price to add 3 lbs of R-22 now runs somewhere in the range of $350 to $400!
If you find yourself in the market for a new air conditioning installation, talk to the professionals at Tom's Mechanical. We have financing options, which make the purchase of a new system quite painless, especially when you factor in the monthly utility savings provided by a new, efficient cooling and heating system. Call our Arlington HVAC company today.