If your building has HVAC equipment made before 2010 and requires a freon gas refill, be prepared for the cost to be three to four times more than previous service calls.
The spike in the cost of Freon is due to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directive that has phased out production of the old Freon R-22 which contained coolant hydrochlorofluorocarbons. These are the gases believed to be eroding the earth’s ozone layer. Air conditioning manufacturers are now required to use the cleaner Freon R-410A gas.
Updated HVAC equipment, along with preventive maintenance, is the key to long-term ROI and energy efficiency. The utility costs savings to your business can be as much as 20% annually.