NEWS ALERT: Toto, We aren’t in Kansas Anymore…..

TOTO, WE AREN’T IN KANSAS ANYMORE… Hardly anyone doesn’t know where the movie line above originated. In the movie “The Wizard of Oz”, after Dorothy regains consciousness following the tornado, she wakes up to find herself in a strange new location…the land of Oz. This land and its inhabitants was vastly different from what she knew in Kansas, so much …

NEWS ALERT: Refrigerant Training Begins…

When we first opened the doors of Refrigerant Solutions, Inc. in June of 2015, we were committed to providing to our customers training that could not be found anywhere else. Since that time, we have offered on more than 50 occasions in depth training on many subjects, including the phase out of R22, recovery and reclamation guidelines for technicians, information on …

NEWS ALERT: When Will The Lies End….

One of the things that has amazed me from the very beginning of the use of alternative refrigerants for R22 is the amount of misinformation that is given out by the distributors who promote and sell them.  “Just use it like R22” is the most common piece of information regarding R22 alternatives that is 100% wrong.  If you have attended …

NEWS ALERT: Refrigerant Solutions, Inc. Announces Choice R-421A Equipment!

REFRIGERANT SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES CHOICE R-421A EQUIPMENT Property management technicians know all too well how frustrating it is to have an old R-22 condensing unit fail. The common “fix” is to replace the old R-22 condenser with a new R-410a condenser. This requires changing the metering device on the indoor coil to one that matches the higher pressures of R410a. Then, …

NEWS ALERT: Update on Factors Affecting Refrigerant Pricing and Availability

UPDATE ON FACTORS AFFECTING REFRIGERANT PRICING AND AVAILABILITY   In our continuing effort to keep you informed on the factors affecting the recent increases in refrigerant pricing, more announcements have been made in the past few days which will continue to drive up prices as well as negatively affect availability. In separate communications, two major refrigerant manufacturers have announced another …

NEWS ALERT: Factors Affecting Refrigerant Supplies and Pricing- Summer of 2017

Unless you have been completely oblivious the last few weeks, you have now begun to see the effects of several factors regarding the pricing and availability of certain refrigerants. Warning signs have been evident for months, but for many refrigerant users these signs were ignored until prices started rising and availability issues became evident.   In an effort to help …

NEWS ALERT: What is Happening with R-410a?

***N E W S     A L E R T*** What is Happening with R410a???   Wow! The last few days have been very interesting regarding the price of R410a. As is often the case, there is little to no information provided when refrigerants drastically change price quickly, leaving the buyer to wonder what happened and, just as importantly, what does …

NEWS ALERT: R421a Availability

***N E W S     A L E R T*** R-421a Availability   As many of you have found out in the past few days, Refrigerant Solutions, Inc. has been partially filling orders for R421a.  This has been caused by unprecedented national demand for R421a, resulting in the manufacturer being unable to produce sufficient supply to be able to meet this …

NEWS ALERT: R-22 Price Increase

***N E W S     A L E R T*** R-22 Price Increase   DuPont/Chemours, in a continuation of the same pricing practices implemented multiple times during the spring and summer of 2016, announced effective February 1, 2017 a price increase on the cost of R22. Effective that date, R22 will increase $1.00 per pound, raising the wholesale cost of a …

NEWS ALERT: EPA’s Updated Section 608 Refrigerant Management Requirements

***N E W S     A L E R T***   The EPA’s Updated Section 608 Refrigerant Management Requirements: What Supermarkets and Property and Facility Managers Need to Know   What are the Section 608 regulations? Section 608 of the Clean Air Act prohibits the knowing release of refrigerant during the maintenance, service, repair, or disposal of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment. …