The Days of R-22 Are Limited


The Montreal Protocol was started to address Ozone Depletion from HCFC refrigerants in 1989.

In 2010, R-22 phaseout began. This began by eliminating new equipment with R-22 until 2020, when R-22 will not be produced at all. Prices for R-22 have increased 300% and, after 2020, only reclaimed and recycled R-22 will be available.


While time is limited, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) numbers show that the refrigerant isn’t being recovered by reclamation companies as quickly as many would have expected. Since 2013, about 24.5 million pounds of R-22 have been recovered. It falls below the EPA’s recovery targets, which were set to offset a shortfall in the R-22 supply after it is phased out.

As a Linc Service contractor, Campbell, Inc., participates in refrigerant banking programs that can reclaim recovered R-22 into AHRI 700 specifications at a purification facility. Once purified, it is stored until needed to help avoid paying mounting costs once R-22 is phased out. We also work with vendors to receive discounts on R-22 alternatives, helping to ensure our clients’ facility equipment is compliant as well as budget-conscious.

Campbell, Inc. offers Sustainable Preventative Maintenance Solutions with operations to include equipment replacement as part of a customized plan.

Partner with us to evaluate your existing operating condition, life expectancy, efficiency ratings, and replacement strategy.