The Environmental Protection Agency determined that a Freon known as R-22 is depleting the ozone and now the EPA is phasing out of it. Tommy Hall the service manager for Fails Heating and Air Conditioning said that’s causing the price to sky rocket. He said some places are charging up to $75 a pound to replace that Freon.
“If a customer lost all the refrigerant in their unit and you had to replace it. That’s $500 or $600 just in refrigerant. That’s not including the repair to the unit so you could be looking at $1,200 just on a repair.”