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    A/C Freon charges

    Okay, after getting gouged by a company here, I talked to another guy and man did the info **** me off.

    Company 1: $106 per lb of freon
    Company 2: $16 per lb of freon.

    So what do you guys pay? It's $132 if you dont joing the "club" by paying $20 a month, I feel like I got held up. Lesson learned I guess.


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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    I just had two cans put in my truck and the guy charged me $37.50. It may help that I have his daughter in class and I'm in small town Iowa.


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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    Because of mandated production cuts in R-22 (the most common household refrigerant) the cost of "freon" has doubled over the last couple of years. In the industry the cost per pound off of the service truck will run between 20-45 dollars a pound. A typical service call shouldn't be more than 65-95 dollars.


    Got this off a repair website....



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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    I just put it in myself, my dad has the tool to do it so I have never paid for the freon charge.



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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    He says the price has gone from $2 to $5 a lb for them to get, I don't know why he'd be charging me $16 if that weren't true..


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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    Buy the tool and do it yourself. It isn't that hard and you don't get raped.



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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    Are we talking about auto A/C or home A/C?



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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    Yes go to an auto parts store buy a few cans of 134 and the hose, hook the can up, turn the ac on and let it suck the can empty. If not cold add can 2.


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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    Home, but I was just rolling with it haha


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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Home, but I was just rolling with it haha
    That's what I thought, and then people were talking about doing it themselves. I'm pretty sure that's not legal with home A/C unless you have some sort of certification. Car A/C is pretty easy to do yourself



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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    3lbs put in with a 25 mile drive to the house cost me $116. It had been awhile since anyone had looked at it. I didn't think that was too bad.



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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Okay, after getting gouged by a company here, I talked to another guy and man did the info **** me off.

    Company 1: $106 per lb of freon
    Company 2: $16 per lb of freon.

    So what do you guys pay? It's $132 if you dont joing the "club" by paying $20 a month, I feel like I got held up. Lesson learned I guess.
    Sounds like you called the Wizard of Comfort. It appears to have been a bad move.



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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    I did call the place that had installed it when we bought, then started calling around after talking to some folks.


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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    I went to the store and bought the diy refill kit. it worked really well and is a lot cheaper as I usually need to refill mine every year or so. I also do have an older car that uses the freon, but they also have a refill kinda conversion thing that will let it run off of the new R-134A. It's a little bit more expensive than just the regular R-134A refill, but a lot cheaper than actually putting freon in it. And boy did it work. That one is the coldest air conditioner that I have ever felt in a car. And it really isnt that hard at all to actually do it yourself.



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    Re: A/C Freon charges

    Quote Originally Posted by agardini View Post
    I went to the store and bought the diy refill kit. it worked really well and is a lot cheaper as I usually need to refill mine every year or so. I also do have an older car that uses the freon, but they also have a refill kinda conversion thing that will let it run off of the new R-134A. It's a little bit more expensive than just the regular R-134A refill, but a lot cheaper than actually putting freon in it. And boy did it work. That one is the coldest air conditioner that I have ever felt in a car. And it really isnt that hard at all to actually do it yourself.
    I tried this yesterday on an older car, 95 Grand Prix, and keeping the nozzle on was a *****! Freon was leaking out of the nozzle like crazy. I know it was the correct "plug" because the other one was waaay to large.



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