Amarillo, TX - If your home's air conditioning unit is due for an upgrade, it could cost you more than you bargained for.
The EPA is flexing its muscles and pushing for more eco-friendly refrigerant regulations. It is trading the old refrigerant, R22, for a new one, R 140-A, which it claims is more eco-friendly. Some customers will have to buy new air conditioner parts so they are compatible with the new R-410A refrigerant. So while it may be better for the environment, it could be worse for your wallet. With such high demand, R-22 refrigerant prices continue to skyrocket.
"Excluding repairs, it could cost anywhere from $125 to $500 depending on how many pounds of refrigerant they needed," Gary's Heating and Air Conditioning owner, Gary Ward, said.