What is R22 Refrigerant?
R22 refrigerant, also known as R22 Freon and HCFC-22 Freon, is a refrigerant restricted by the U.S. government due to its contribution to the destruction of the ozone layer. R22 must be eliminated from cooling systems by the end of 2020 according to a federal mandate.
Is R22 refrigerant still available?
No. R22 refrigerant is no longer available due to federal restriction and is limited in availability after the year 2020 since retailers may not repurchase.
What is the replacement for R22?
You may replace R22 refrigerant with R-407c. This option is more cost-effective.