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EMILIO
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Current Cost of a Pound of Freon? (AC Guys)


Had a guy charge my a/c with some freon. Its an older unit that has a small leak. Anybody know the current cost of freon or where I can find out? Want to make sure I am not getting screwed.






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Ponchy Tiger
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re: Current Cost of a Pound of Freon? (AC Guys)


don't know the cost per pound but I have this same problem and it cost me 155.00 to get my unit charged.





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WONTONGO
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I paid $200 for a recharge and replacement of the capacitor last August.





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Elleshoe
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luckly i just need to buy the freon. know someone with the correct tools to do the job





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jorge
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re: Current Cost of a Pound of Freon? (AC Guys)


anywhere from $25-$50/lb.





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thelsutigers
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re: Current Cost of a Pound of Freon? (AC Guys)


What kind ?

Different prices R- What ?

12

134-A



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charlottetiger
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not sure but I inhaled it a few times in my adolesent days to get fricked up...not one of my finer moments





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Paul Allen
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re: Current Cost of a Pound of Freon? (AC Guys)


$28





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EMILIO
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re: Current Cost of a Pound of Freon? (AC Guys)


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don't know the cost per pound but I have this same problem and it cost me 155.00 to get my unit charged.


Did this include labor? My unit took 10lbs exactly and I am trying to figure what the invoice cost should be...






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tiger1969
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re: Current Cost of a Pound of Freon? (AC Guys)


Emilio there is a big range in pricing on freon, just depends on the contractor you choose. The range of 25-50 is pretty close to what I hear from my contractors. Most are going to charge a service call as well. R22 is in a steady rise so be glad you did it now and not a month or two from now.





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OneManGang
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If it's an old unit it probably has R22. The wholesale cost for a 30# drum is $185.00(6.16 per pound) in BR today. Then you have to figure "service call fee" and a profit margin on the freon.





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offshoretrash
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My unit took 10lbs exactly


That's not a small leak and the AC guy should have fixed it. Around my parts 1lb of R22 is $50 for a service call but with yours taking 10lbs he may have cut you a deal.

BTW if you are not certified you can not buy freon






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EMILIO
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BTW if you are not certified you can not buy freon


I am not trying to purchase it, just want to know what I should be charged.






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pochejp
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re: Current Cost of a Pound of Freon? (AC Guys)


quote:

Had a guy charge my a/c with some freon. Its an older unit that has a small leak. Anybody know the current cost of freon or where I can find out? Want to make sure I am not getting screwed.


R-22? I get it for $160.00 per 30lb cylinder.

HVAC guys rape 99% of their customers. Its sad really. Glad I have the skill set to do my own.






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pochejp
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Did this include labor? My unit took 10lbs exactly and I am trying to figure what the invoice cost should be...


Dude no way. A 5 Ton unit only holds about 140 ounces (8 lbs or so) of refrigerant. You got stuck dude. What model is that unit? Whaty tonnage?






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Rebel
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My unit took 10lbs exactly


Do you drive Auburn CPA's house?








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WHATDOINO
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pochejp



So you are buying it cheaper than hvac companies are huh? Where are you getting it at because I'm sure every company in the state will buy it up for that price right now.

Also, what in the hell are these companies in business for? To give it away? Do you get paid to do your job?


Some people are clueless.






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WHATDOINO
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re: Current Cost of a Pound of Freon? (AC Guys)


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Posted by pochejp
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Did this include labor? My unit took 10lbs exactly and I am trying to figure what the invoice cost should be...


Dude no way. A 5 Ton unit only holds about 140 ounces (8 lbs or so) of refrigerant. You got stuck dude. What model is that unit? Whaty tonnage?





You are truly dumb. You cannot calculate the type of coil this unit has or the length of the line set. You probably had some guy tell you how to charge a unit by holding the copper untill it turns cold. There are lots of variables that you obviously have no clue about.







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pochejp
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re: Current Cost of a Pound of Freon? (AC Guys)


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So you are buying it cheaper than hvac companies are huh? Where are you getting it at because I'm sure every company in the state will buy it up for that price right now.

Also, what in the hell are these companies in business for? To give it away? Do you get paid to do your job?


Some people are clueless.


ACME in Gonzales. Who is clueless now dipshit?






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WHATDOINO
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re: Current Cost of a Pound of Freon? (AC Guys)


Acme in gonzales. Way to throw a name out there. You are full if shite.

I work for a fairly large commercial hvac company and we buy it by the truckload. Our companies price is a little over 6.10 a pound. That is bought once every three months and with lots of price shopping. I'm sure you found the one place that sells a bottle at a time for 160.

You may be implying about about a cannister you purchased a few months ago, but as I
am sure you realize that things go up.



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