Industry Shocked by Steep Price Increases

Industry Shocked by Steep Price Increases

At Aircon Scotland, we want to make sure our customers know as much about the industry as possible, ensuring we offer a truly transparent service and that changes in the industry are made obvious.

Over the years markets have continued to evolve, with this comes a development in technology and knowledge but it has also resulted in an increase in price for products and services. The air conditioning and refrigeration industry are seeing a drastic 60% price rise on GWP refrigerants R404A and R507A. The change occurred in December of 2017, however it’s not the last, and the start of 2018 will see up to 20% price increase for the lower GWP R404A alternatives R448A and R449A.

Contractors and end users are also facing price increases of up to 30% on R410A along with the high GWP R22 service blends like R422D, R438A and R422A. These dramatic rises are a result of the European F-gas phase down but due to a 37% cut in 2018 on European HFC supplies, the chances are businesses may struggle to find a high GWP refrigerant supplier.

These changes are causing a stir all over Europe with countries beginning to appeal and complain.

Aircon Scotland would like to ensure that despite a price increase for these services, it is important to keep on top of service and maintenance which in the long run will keep costs lower.