Understanding Refrigerant Pricing

Over the years perhaps you have noticed price volatility in the refrigerant market.  Price fluctuations can make users feel concerned about whether they are getting fair pricing on their refrigerants, and wonder why the prices are not more stable.  Stated simply, the reason refrigerant prices fluctuate is because they are a commodity item.

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Understanding Refrigerant Cylinder Colors – A Guide

2016 AHRI Guideline N Specifies Silk Gray on all Refrigerant Containers by 2020

In 2016 some significant changes to refrigerant paint color designations were recommended by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerant Institute (AHRI).   In their Guideline N, Assignment of Refrigerant Container Colors, AHRI reversed conventional long-term practice in the industry.  Previous AHRI Guidelines had specified industry-standardized Pantone paint colors of all refrigerant gases to help handlers immediately identify gases on sight.

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Brand Spotlight: WEITRON

“Building relationships for a better tomorrow”

WEITRON is a leading supplier and worldwide distributor of a broad range of refrigerant gases, lubricants, and accessories to meet ever-changing industrial applications. We offer refrigerants in a wide variety of sizes to meet the demands of automotive, stationary and commercial refrigeration sectors. Weitron is committed to providing safe, top quality, high-performance, dependable refrigerant solutions for all operations to help improve comfort and advance quality of life.

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R-22 and R-22 Replacements

R-22 was the most common refrigerant used in HVAC systems for decades. However, R-22 is a Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) which has been phased out under the Montreal Protocol since it is an ozone-depleting substance. In fact, starting in 2020, it is illegal to produce R-22 in the United States. Consumers can still operate existing R-22 systems using gas which was produced before 2020 (allowing them to replace aging A/C equipment in an appropriate manner), but R-22 supplies will not last forever. A variety of replacements provide alternatives that can be used without replacing R-22 systems.

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How to Sell Recurring Service Agreements and Increase Revenue for Your Home Service Business

If your home-service company is like many others, it relies on a steady stream of calls from customers in order to stay in operation. Yet if your phone stops ringing for whatever reason, your business could be at risk. But what if there was a way to put your finances on autopilot, allowing your company to weather even the worst of off-seasons? That’s the type of transformative effect recurring service agreement can have for businesses that make house calls.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term recurring service agreements, or if you’ve heard of recurring service agreements but aren’t sure how they can apply to your business, this article introduces the essentials and includes some tips to help you learn how to sell recurring service agreements to your customers.

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How Sentree Helps Your Hvac Business Grow: Contractor Q&A

How Sentree Helps Your HVAC Business Grow: Contractor Q&A

The Sentree Air Conditioning Monitoring System which provides 24/7 real-time remote monitoring of residential central air conditioning systems to track A/C health is now available and shipping.

We thought a quick Q&A with one of our contractor customers would be a great way to tell you how Sentree can help provide value to your HVAC business and your customers.

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Remote A/C Diagnostics: Better Service And Increased Revenue

Remote A/C monitoring is just one of the many ways that technology is changing how HVAC businesses manage their costs, add value to customer relationships and stay competitive. One of the newest smart sensors on the market is the Sentree A/C monitoring system from Alert Labs. With Sentree, contractors can now remotely monitor and diagnose air conditioning systems from anywhere.

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