House Call Company Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Why does your refrigerant prices jump around some much?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Several clients have asked us: “Why does your refrigerant prices jump around some much?” Attached is some documentation that helps explain the fluctuation, but in a nutshell, here is why. The government is in the process of phasing out R22. This is similar to when Lead Gas was phased out, or for the younger crowd. When Ethanol Gas was phased in.
As the R22 supply phases out the cost to purchase what is left goes up. Like gas, this is a supply and demand issue. When more people need it the price goes up, less people, the price goes down. The thought was as these old R22 system fail and are replaced with new R410a systems, then the problem would go away. Welcome to the global economy and how politics affects your everyday life.
Now there are global pressures on countries that produce the new R410a refrigerants. On July 16, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of certain refrigerant components from China. The restrictions put in place has caused the supply of the new 410a to reduce, and now like the old R22 the prices are very volatile.
Here at House Call Company, we track these trends very closely and try to purchase refrigerants at the best possible price for our clients. We competitively price them so any changes up or down get passed through to our clients. SO, long story short. The reason is a combination of supply, demand and the government.
We will continue to try and bring you the best deals as we receive them, and thank you all for allowing us to continue to serve you. If you have any burning question you would like answered by our team, please feel free to send them to us at any time. We do our best to quickly and accurately answer all of your questions.

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Why Use a Heat Pump?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

You may be taken aback by the number of options available to you if you are currently entering the market for a new air conditioning system. Package/Split/Mini or SEER/COP/AFUE/EEF. The list goes on and on. While you may be tempted to stick with a traditional central air conditioner simply because this is what you know, we advise you to weigh your options carefully. Traditional central ACs are great, but there are have been huge advancement in other systems out there which may suit your needs even better. There may not be a perfect AC out there, after all, but there is surely one that is optimal for you unique needs and preferences. Consider, for instance, the benefits of using a heat pump in Hampton Roads, VA. If you want more information to see if a heat pump may be right for you, give House Call Company a call toady.

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