Only resellers or EPA-certified technicians can purchase refrigerants. You must provide proof of certification prior to ordering any refrigerant cylinders. Due to the EPA phase-out of R-22, pricing and availability of R-22 may change on a daily basis. Please call Customer Service for your local price and availability.

Substitute and Alternative R-22 Products


Performance Relevant to R-22:

  • Close capacity
  • Less dehumidification

Pre Conversion/Retrofit Considerations

  • May require POE oil
  • No conponent change
  • Replace schrader core
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Performance Relevant to R-22:

  • Same or slightly lower capacity
  • Better dehumidification

Pre Conversion/Retrofit Considerations

  • No oil change
  • No component change
  • Replace schrader cores
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Performance Relevant to R-22:

  • Same or slightly lower capacity
  • Higher discharge pressure

Pre Conversion/Retrofit Considerations

  • May require POE oil
  • No component change
  • Replace schrader cores



Performance Relevant to R-22:

  • Same or slightly lower capacity
  • Higher discharge pressure

Pre Conversion/Retrofit Considerations

  • No oil change
  • No component change
  • Replace schrader cores
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Performance Relevant to R-22:

  • More efficient than R-22

Pre Conversion/Retrofit Considerations

  • New equipment only
  • Not a retrofit refrigerant


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Why the Phaseout?

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) also are ozone-depleting substances used extensively in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment manufactured and installed today. The most common HCFC refrigerant is R-22. In response to these environmental concerns, no new or imported R-22 will be allowed in the U.S. on or after Jan. 1, 2020.



Significant Changes to Refrigerant

Per the phaseout schedule, production and importation of HCFC-22 will be 9 million pounds in 2018 and 4 million pounds in 2019. To you, this means prepare for a significant decrease in R-22 supply. As the R-22 supply continues to decrease, the price will increase.


However, as R-22 supply decreases, it is also being recycled by certified refrigerant reclaimers. These reclaimers will make a limited supply of recycled R-22 available after the phaseout.


Recycled R-22 will still meet AHRI specifications and will equal newly manufactured refrigerant.


Next Steps

We’re here to help you stay informed of current EPA requirements. While you are not legally required to stop using R-22, you can replace your existing system with one that uses a safer refrigerant.

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