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Question DetailsAsked on 4/2/2014

What is the cost of Freon replacement for AC Unit?

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Due to the government phase out of Freon R22, the price per pound has escalated dramaticly.

See EPA information on the phaseout;

The price per pound has tripled over the last few years.

The price you pay will vary around the country and from contractor to contractor. In our area, $50 to $90 per pound is fairly common, when it includes the time to add the freon.


Answered 6 years ago by BayAreaAC


I presume you got the cause of the leak fixed - because if not, just refilling only means you will be paying for a refill shortly again. Theroetically, an A/C unit should not need refilling ever unless there is a leak or line break. From a practical standpoint, fittings and compresors do gradually bleed off small amounts of gas, but should not need refilling more often than maybe every 5-10 years - certainly not every year or two. A good technician with a bottle of tracer soap or indicator solution should be able to make up joints and fittings so they are essentially leak-free.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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