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Thread: R22 vrs R410a

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    R22 vrs R410a

    AC with R22 refrigerant is still being sold . If I buy the unit with R22 will I have a problem if my unit needs repair 10 years down the road?

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    The cost of the refrigerant is going to go up, not down.

    I would buy one, but only because I would also buy a jug of 22 to go with it, just in case. Unfortunatelty, most homeowners can't do that.

    As a homeowner, I'd probably buy 410.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    The cost of the refrigerant is going to go up, not down.
    As a homeowner, I'd probably buy 410.

    R-22 has already starting some large increases in price. 410a is probably the best way to go.

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    You'll probably be able to buy it or a drop in in 10 years. Costs will probably be a factor. But why bother staying with R22? There is absolutely no reason too.
    I like DIY'ers. They pay better to fix.

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    Virgin R22 will still be around.
    And recycled R22 will also be around, and probably cost no more then a drop in, or R410A.
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    I personally wish they weren't even getting rid of R-22 units. Anyone disagree?

    Not that it really matters.

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    Makes no difference to me.
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    r-22 was and still is a great refrigerant but like its previous partners r-12, r-11,r-502 etc. were CFC R-22 is a HCFC stil has chlorine which is the hole purpose of the phase outs. If you thought there was a lot of CFC equipment just think about how much HCFC equipment is out there form residential, to comercial, to industrial equipment again if it ani't broken than just fix it but eventually the customer will need to make difficult choices based on age and if it worth to keep on fixing that equipment which has lived its life span, All new refrgerants are now HFC no chlorine JMHO
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    45% of systems sold last year were R410a,next year close to 100%,which do you want?

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    I dont even offer 22 for new installs as an option anymore.

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    Cool

    I don't even replace with r-22 always try to sell r-410a unless customer just can't spend the money to do it right always try to point them in the right direction. As they say you can lead a horse to water but you always make them drink.
    Arguing with your Boss is like wrestling with a pig in
    mud.
    After a while you realize that while you are getting
    dirty, the pig is actually enjoying it.

    It is not exactly cheating, I prefer to consider it
    creative problem solving.

    25 years ago we had Bob Hope , Steve Jobs , and Johnny Cash today we have no Hope no Jobs and no Cash !
    I can fix broke but i can't fix stupid !

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    Thanks for all the input, looks like I'll go with the 410.

    Thanks again,

    John

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