How much does 1234yf cost?

How much does 1234yf cost?

The national average price of an R134A recharge in 2018 was around $200-$300 with the cost of the previous standard R134A refrigerant at $30 per pound. However, the average current market price of the R1234yf refrigerant is $120 per pound. This drives the cost up.

Can you buy R1234yf?

Yes, as of January 1st, 2018 you will need to be 609 certified with the EPA in order to purchase 1234yf refrigerant. The only exception is buying for wholesale or when purchasing containers that contain less than two pounds of refrigerant. This new rule applies to R-134a cylinders as well.

Will R1234yf be phased out?

Under an Environmental Protection Agency mandate, R-134a will be phased out and R-1234yf refrigerant must be in all new cars by 2021.

Can I mix R-134a with R1234yf?

If you were to put R1234yf in a system designed for R134a, it looks like you’d end up with about a 10% loss of cooling capacity, but putting R134a into a R1234yf system would be a wash. It appears R1234yf oil is compatible with R134a (but not vice-versa), so shouldn’t be a problem there.

Does R-1234yf cool as good as R134a?

The results of this study have shown that the cooling capacity of R1234yf AAC system is significantly lower (between 5 to 25 %) than R134a system. In the experiment, the power of the compressor is slightly lower (up to 11 %) for refrigerant R1234yf compared to R134a inside the AAC system.

Why is 1234YF so expensive?

The problem we now have though is the price of 1234yf. Originally, we heard from the manufacturers that the price was so high due to development time and lack of resources to manufacture the product. But now, years have passed and fully functioning manufacturing plants have been opened.

How many cans of R1234yf do I need?

2 cans
2 cans should fill the majority of empty systems. 1 can is only enough to fill a slightly low system and 3+ cans would be better for large systems and to have extra on hand. GENUINE R1234YF – This product is genuine and is purchased directly from the manufacturer in the USA.

Can I use 12a instead of 1234yf?

ECOFREEZE 12a refrigerant is a substitute for R134a and R12. Its molecules being thicker than R12, R134a and 1234yf, this 12a refrigerant will save you around 35% when you recharge. Vehicle compatibility. This refrigerant is suitable for all vehicles until January 2017.

Is R-1234yf better than R134a?

For many years, OEMs used R134a. R134a and R1234yf are similar, however, R1234yf was created as a more environmentally friendly replacement to R134a. The biggest difference between the two is that R1234yf is mildly flammable and does require special handling.

How long does R-1234yf last?

A/C system service intervals average a minimum of 3 years or 60,000 miles. R-1234yf requires a compatible oil for effective use.

Why is R-1234yf a good replacement for R134a?

R1234yf has a global warming potential of 4, which will meet the EU requirements. R1234yf has comparable thermodynamic properties to R134a, which makes it ideal as a replacement, as it may be possible for few or no required alterations in order to replace R134a with R1234yf in a pre-designed system.