ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) recently published its latest ComforTool. The latest series installment, “Why is the Price of R-22 Refrigerant So High?” explains why the price of the R-22 refrigerant recently increased and what may happen in the future.

“The recent spike in the price of R-22 has caused a lot of frustration and confusion among contractors and their customers,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “This ComforTool serves as an explanation of what is going on in the market and how the price of the refrigerant is out of the control of contractors. We hope this will help our members deal with some of the pushback they are getting from their customers in response to the price increases.”

ACCA members can download the R-22 ComforTool, and any previous series inclusions, for free at

Publication date: 3/5/2012