Air Conditioner Recharge R22 Freon 949-770-9616

Is your Orange County home or business air conditioner not cooling your home or business like it used to? Do you ever wonder if the refrigerant levels might be low? With rising prices because of the phase out of R22 Freon refrigerant the prices are rising and most people are worried because their home or business air conditioner is older and uses R22 Freon Refrigerant.  This blog is going to be about what customers can expect and what happens when there is no more R22? Dc’s Mechanical HVAC goes over the topic about drop in replacement refrigerants for R-22 Air conditioners

R22 freon for air conditioner

What if my air conditioner needs R-22 Freon Refrigerant?

Air conditioning contractors and licensed EPA card holders can still purchase R-22 Freon refrigerant from the supply house but yes the prices have gone up but you should not have to be sold a new air conditioning system because of this.  I was told by my air conditioning guy that I needed a whole new system and he is honest!  The answer is NO and I will show you why the last air conditioning company was not honest and upfront about R-22. I have seen companies charge as much as $250.00 per pound for R-22. Why that is crazy and I have other suggestions to save money.

Drop- In Replacements For R-22 Freon Refrigerants

Just because they are phasing out R-22 refrigerant does not mean your air conditioning system need to be thrown away and replaced. There are many drop in replacements for R-22 Freon Refrigerants on the market that we can use for home and commercial air conditions so sit back and relax while I go over some options you have to replace and recharge your air conditioner. Shopping and looking for an air conditioning company is tough who do you trust because maybe you don’t understand these things. No worries I will explain them here and if you have questions or comments please leave them.  I am going to list them but in no order

R22 freon drop-in replacement

RS-44 refrigerant is a direct drop-in replacement for R22 in air conditioning applications in systems with a capillary as well as an expansion device. There is no need to change the lubricant since, as with all the RS series of refrigerants, RS-44 is compatible with mineral, alkyl benzene and POE oils. This is a drop in replacement for your R-22 Freon home and commercial air conditioner


R22 refrigerant replacementNU-22B (R-422B) is a non-ozone depleting blend, which can be used as a direct refrigerant replacement into existing systems that are designed for R-22, R-407C or R-422D. It is compatible with all standard ACR system lubricants, i.e. MO, AB, and POE oils Another R 22 Freon drop in replacement for home and commercial air conditioners


R22 freon drop-in replacement

Freon™ 407C is an HFC refrigerant replacement for R-22 in positive displacement systems such as new or existing residential and commercial air-conditioners and heat pumps. Freon™ 407C offers similar performance to R-22 and can be used to retrofit existing R-22 air-conditioning systems. Freon™ 407C can also be used to replace R-502 for some existing medium-temperature applications with evaporator temperatures above +20°F (-7°C). HFC-407C is included in the U.S. EPA SNAP de-listing of HFCs that will no longer be acceptable in new equipment in certain end use applications in the U.S. market. There are no U.S. regulations currently impacting the HFC service market

R22 freon drop-in replacement


Freon™ MO99 refrigerant is Field Proven to Replace R-22 begin paragraphs Hundreds of thousands of air conditioning systems have successfully been retrofitted to MO99

Freon™ MO99 is the closest match to R-22 of all “no oil change” replacement refrigerants. It is compatible with all traditional and new lubricants. Compare MO99 to other R-22 replacement products.

Freon™ MO99 matches R-22 in terms of capacity and efficiency in most systems, but with a significantly lower discharge temperature that may prolong the life of the compressor. MO99 is compatible with mineral oil and POE oil providing a quick, cost-effective R-22 replacement. Once a system is running on MO99, it can be topped off during service without removing the entire refrigerant charge. For complete details, please refer to the MO99 Retrofit Guidelines.

For most R-22 systems, when retrofitting to Freon™ MO99, all you need to do is recover the R-22, replace critical seals, charge refrigerant, restart and monitor for leaks, label the system with a Freon™ MO99 retrofit label, and you’re done. R-22 replacement can’t get any easier.

The list of R22 drop in replacements refrigerants for your air conditioner is huge and vast. Did the last air conditioning company inform you about these drop in replacements? How honest was the last air conditioning service company? I just worked on a customer’s air conditioner that was told he needed a whole new $6000.00 system and really didn’t. By using these drop-in refrigerant replacements for R22 Freon air conditioners save the customers thousands of dollars by not having to replace their whole central home air conditioners. These refrigerants are compatible with your metering device either cap-tube or TXV for R22 refrigerants.

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Air Conditioner Recharge R22 Freon

Having your home and commercial air conditioner refrigerant levels will save you money on your next electrical bill and having Dc’s Mechanical HVAC supercharge your air conditioning system to peak performance will save you money each time you run your air conditioner and you will see the savings in your next electrical bill.

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  1. Changes in R-22 Refrigerant (Freon) and How This Affects You

    For the past four decades, the refrigerant R-22, also known as Freon, a HCFC (hydrocholorofluorocarbon) has been the refrigerant of choice for residential heat pump and air conditioning systems. A recent Clean Air Act implemented by the EPA has established a schedule to phase-out HCFCs, including R-22, which contain ozone-destroying chlorine.

    As of January, 2010 equipment using R-22 refrigerant are no longer being manufactured. Manufacturers of residential heat pumps and central air conditioning systems now offer equipment that uses ozone-friendly replacement refrigerants. Homeowners need to be aware of how these changes will affect them; from future availability of R-22, to potential price increases for R-22, to new ozone-friendly replacement refrigerants. Homeowners should take these changes into consideration when repairs on existing equipment need to be done as well as when they are thinking of purchasing new air conditioning systems or heat pumps.

    The Clean Air Act does not “allow any refrigerant to be vented into the atmosphere during installation, service or retirement of equipment”. This means that R-22 must be “recovered and recycled (for reuse in the same system), reclaimed (repossessed to the same purity levels as new R-22), or destroyed.” After 2020, the servicing of R-22-based systems will rely on recycled refrigerants. According to the EPA, this reclamation and recycling should ensure that existing supplies of R-22 will last longer and be available to service a greater number of systems.

    Existing units using R-22 can continue to be serviced with R-22. There is no EPA requirement to change or convert R-22 units for use with the new non-zone-depleting refrigerants. In order to change a system over to 410A it would need to change the condenser (outdoor unit), the evaporator coil and the refrigerant copper line set in most cases. Service technicians who repair leaks to the system will be able to continue to charge R-22 into the system as part of the repair so that this conversion would be unnecessary.

    As R-22 is gradually phased out, non-ozone-depleting alternative refrigerants are being introduced to the HVAC industry. One of these substitutes is R-410A. This is manufactured and sold under various trade names, including GENETRON, AZ-20 ®, SUVA 410A ®, and Puron ®.

    Another issue to be aware of is the possible price increases of R-22. The price is expected to go up as the supply of dwindles over the next 20 – 30 years. The EPA, however, believes that consumers are not likely to be subjected to major price increases due to the lengthy phase-out period.

    The average life expectancy of an air conditioning unit or heat pump is around 15 years. What this means to homeowners, for example, is if you had installed a new R-22 air conditioning system in the year 2002, you will be able to get R-22 refrigerant for your system until the year 2020 when it will no longer be produced. Chances are, within that much time you will need a new system, so you shouldn’t base a purchase on Freon alone.

    The new systems will incorporate compressors and other components specifically designed for use with specific replacement refrigerants. This significant change in both the product and production processes will require new testing and training. Consumers should be aware that dealers of systems that use substitute refrigerants should be schooled in installation and service techniques required for use of that substitute refrigerant.

    Homeowners that have older equipment and decide to replace their old system should strongly consider purchasing high-energy efficient systems. Energy-efficient systems will result in costs savings. Today’s energy efficient air conditioners use much less energy to produce that same amount of cooling. According to the EPA, Energy Star ® labeled products can save homeowners 10 – 40% on their heating and cooling bills every year.

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