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Frequently asked questions about refrigerants are listed below, for all other inquiries please contact us 1-800-366-1356
What are "reclaimed refrigerants"?
They are used refrigerants cleaned by means of filtration, distillation, separation or other mechanical processes. As a result, our finished product meets the same standards as newly produced refrigerant.
Are reclaimed refrigerants inferior to newly produced refrigerants?
No. Both reclaimed and newly produced refrigerants must meet the same standards (AHRI 700) and have the same performance characteristics. Reclaimed refrigerants that have passed chemical analysis by an AHRI approved test program are considered equal to “newly produced” grade product. Always ask for complete laboratory certifications.
Is it better to pay more for newly produced refrigerant?
No. Newly produced and reclaimed products look alike, smell the same, weigh the same – are the same.
What is AHRI certification and what does that mean?
Achieving AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute) certification means that A-Gas Americas meets or exceeds the standards that the AHRI has set forth. This program requires that AHRI representatives come to the A-Gas facility four times a year to analyze our reclaimed refrigerant. In order to maintain certification we must pass all applicable standards. We are proud to be an AHRI 700 certified reclaimer.
What types of refrigerants are reclaimed to AHRI 700 Standards?
A-Gas reclaims R11, R12, R22, R23, R114, R123, R-134a, R500, R502, and R13B1. It is our main business to reclaim and separate refrigerants and halons and A-Gas has invested in the technology and research to create advanced systems that make it possible to offer a full range of products and services that our competition does not match.
What is an EPA Certified refrigerant reclaimer?
The U.S. EPA regulates the resale of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) so all ODS refrigerant must be reclaimed by an EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimer. The EPA certifies refrigerant reclaimers that use the AHRI standard to ensure the purity and quality of the refrigerant.
All 3 of our locations are EPA Certified Reclamation Facilities.
Are Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s) like R-11, R-12, R-113, R-114, R-115, R-500 illegal?
It is illegal to produce CFC refrigerants under the Montreal Protocol, but it is not illegal to reclaim and reuse these refrigerants.
In order to recover these refrigerants there must be a certified 608 technician to do the recovery with AHRI certified equipment.
All of our recovery technicians & recovery equipment at Rapid Recovery are 608 Certified and provide you with documentation to ensure your compliance.
How is used refrigerant buyback price determined?
The price of the refrigerant will vary depending on which type and the current market price for it. Price also fluctuates on the quality of the refrigerant’s purity and residue, which will be tested by an AHRI certified testing facility. Contact us to find out the current buyback price of your refrigerant!
Does A-Gas recover/remove refrigerant?
YES, with the acquisition of Rapid Recovery we can provide recovery service for most refrigerants and Halon. With over 50 locations across the US, our mobile recovery team's motto is "Yes we Can!" Recovery & Refrigerant buyback are all part of our TOTAL SOLUTIONS® offering to our customers. Let us be your one stop shop.