Why Your A/C Freon Isn’t Cheap

Are you ever surprised at what it costs to maintain your air conditioning system?Do you think that air conditioning maintenance should be less expensive?We do too!The culprit of the high costs of air conditioning maintenance in Nocatee, FL may not be the professionals you hire, it may be Freon.

What is Freon?

Freon is a chemical that a lot of air conditioning systems utilize.It is a gas, also known as R-22, that works to generate all of the cold air that we love from our system on those hot summer days.The Freon gas works to absorb heat and humidity from the air.It is also odorless, making it ideal for home central air conditioning systems.

The Cost of Freon on the Rise

The unfortunate fact about Freon is that the cost of it is on the rise.It is much more expensive to replace the chemical in your air conditioning system today than it was a decade ago.The leading cause of the increase in price is due to the impact it has on the ozone.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Montreal Protocol environmental agreement planned a phase-out of Freon in developing countries.The deal began back in 2004 and continued to expand.

Freon merely is not that good for the environment.The United States has been working reduce its use of Freon by significant percentages.By the year 2020, the use of R-22 or Freon has to be reduced by 99.5% based on its previous usage.This will substantially eliminate it from the United States air conditioning market.

Supply Getting Limited

The supply that exists for Freon is not what it used to be.The fact is that many air conditioning systems in Nocatee, FL and around the United States still rely on the chemical.If you have a system that is leaking Freon, you are going to be stuck paying a higher bill than you would expect to have it replaced.

Freon is still in the United States, but the supply of it today is not where it used to be.It is merely a matter of supply and demand.As the supply of Freon goes down, the demand largely remains the same.Due to the market starting to teeter towards stretching the supply thin, prices go up.

Elasticity is the term used in the business world.If a product has an inelastic demand, that means that as the price rises, the demand does not change by that same percentage.That is precisely the case with Freon, and it is leading to costs going up.

The best thing that you can do as a homeowner to avoid the issue is to replace your air conditioning system.Newer systems will use an environmentally friendly coolant.Freon is on the way out, and if you have a system utilizing it, repair costs are skyrocketing.Work with us at J&W Heating and Air to talk through the benefits of avoiding Freon and replacing the air conditioning system in your Nocatee, FL home today.

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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