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.
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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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.