A question that we frequently asked is “What are the difference between R-410 and R-22 refrigerants? This question is asked due in part to the price difference between R-410 and R-22 HCFC.

The main difference between R-410a and R-22 is the chemical makeup of R-410a. Unlike R-22, R-410a does not contain inert gases. Because R-410a runs at significantly higher pressures, condensers that use R-22 are generally not compatible with each other.

What is R-22?
R-22 is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) that is commonly used as a propellant and a refrigerant in developing countries. Under the Montreal Protocol, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated the phase-out of R-22 by 2020.

What is R-410a?
R-410a is the leading replacement for R-22 and is commonly used in residential and light commercial A/C Systems. R-410 is commonly sold under the trademarked names Puron, EcoFluor R410, Forane 410A, Genetron R410A, and AZ-20. R-410a runs at higher pressures than other common refrigerants and requires different gauges, tools and equipment for servicing refrigeration units.

If you are looking for the latest pricing or supply information on R-22 or R-410, contact Eric Sugarman at Automart Wholesale at 407-896-9563