What You Should Know When It Comes To Refrigerant Leak Detection

Scott Stanley - Sunday, February 11, 2018
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Leak Detection

Underestimating how much you are losing every year due to refrigerant leaks can be a critical blind spot for your business. Not only that, the EPA... Read more

2018 Michigan Refrigerant Recovery

Underestimating how much you are losing every year due to refrigerant leaks can be a critical blind spot for your business. Not only that, the EPA has cracked down on damaging and toxic refrigerant leaks – in the fall of 2016, the EPA updated existing requirements related to ozone-depleting substances such as CFCs and HCFCs and extended them to substitutes such as HFCs. Changes include more stringent requirements for leak repair in larger appliances and reporting requirements when larger appliances leak 125% or more of their refrigerant charge per year. These regulations will apply to most industrial process refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, and comfort cooling appliances (HVACs). Should your business be found liable, you risk being fined $35,000 to $40,000 per day until the issue is resolved. Read on for a short list of things you can do proactively to prevent tanking your bottom line due to avoidable leaks:


Prevention is better than a cure


Using ALD (Automatic Leak Detection) can be vastly more effective than trying to fix leaks once they become noticeable. Refrigerant leaks can have impacts on your business’ funds, your equipment itself, and the climate. Leak detection lets you get ahead of the problem: the more refrigerants leak, the bigger the impact on your business. Knowing which pieces of equipment are leaking can save your business thousands of dollars per year. And fixing a leak while it’s still small limits the impact the leak has on your business – a big leak can have an impact on worker health, energy costs and system capacity due to insufficient cooling. ALD allows you to fix the issue before it has a chance to affect your bottom line.


More information is always better


If you’re already using Automatic Leak Detection then your first line of defense – information – is already covered. Collating the data and comparing performance to industry standards can help you benchmark your systems to ensure that you aren’t falling behind the competition. This can also help you pinpoint problematic equipment and behaviors allowing you to reward employees, technicians, or entire offices for their best practices that contribute to good refrigerant management.


Regular maintenance is the cheapest way


A lot of expensive repairs can be avoided simply by keeping refrigerant equipment clean and tidy. Dirty equipment means it’s harder for technicians and maintenance workers to spot leaks and makes it harder for everyone to do their jobs in a quick and timely manner.

Highlight the extent of the issueEven though most companies will understand the importance of finding refrigerant leaks, other responsibilities can get in the way of making proper refrigerant management a high priority. Businesses need to stress the importance of this issue among all employees and get them on board with saving the company money. If everyone is mindful of the issue, it reduces the likelihood that leak checks and routine maintenance tests get overlooked.

Of course, there’s always another alternative: get professionals to take care of it for you. If you and your employees don’t have the time or the expertise to deal with all of this yourselves, it may be more prudent to let certified refrigerant technicians, like those we have a Refrigerant Services LLC., deal with taking care of your refrigerant management. If you’re already in the process of taking care of leaks and getting your equipment and refrigerant up to EPA standards, we can also offer refrigerant reclamation for your old or used refrigerants. We can reprocess used refrigerant to meet or exceed purity specifications and standards for new refrigerant gases.

Once the refrigerants have been filtered, dried, distilled and all impurities have been removed, they can then be reused for consumer or industrial applications. They can even be resold if you have an excess. A good refrigerant management program can cost a nontrivial amount for any business, but our refrigerant reclamation program can help you eliminate some of those costs or even make a little money. It’s important to note that these procedures can only be performed by an EPA approved and certified team of technicians, and Refrigerant Services LLC takes pride in being one of those teams.

If all this sounds good, then get in touch with us today at 844-PURECFC (787-3232) so we can talk about how we can help you. We realize that taking the time out of your busy schedule for a lengthy phone call might not always be possible, which is why we also have a short online form which you can fill up. Once submitted, we’ll get in touch with you to answer any questions you may have.

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Chlorofluorocarbons and the Environment

Scott Stanley - Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Chlorofluorocarbons

Chlorofluorocarbons, more commonly known as CFCs, are organic compounds made up of combinations of the elements chlorine, fluorine and carbon. Freon, one of the more... Read more


It’s winter and everyone’s scrambling to make it a profitable holiday season. It’s understandable if ensuring that your old refrigerants and refrigerant cylinders are cleaned is low on your list of priorities, but that might be an oversight. If you’ve got any old cylinders lying around, you could be leaving your money out in the cold! Smart business owners know it’s important to save money wherever they can – and Refrigerant Services LLC is here to help you achieve that. Our Clean Exchange Program is tailor-made for this exactly this. Let’s take a look at how we can help make your holiday season even better this year:  

Chlorofluorocarbons, more commonly known as CFCs, are organic compounds made up of combinations of the elements chlorine, fluorine and carbon. Freon, one of the more commonly known types, is the DuPont brand name for CFCs and other related compounds. There are dozens of other brand names for them, such as Kaltron, Frigedohn, etc. CFCs were originally developed back in the 1930s as a safe, non-toxic and non-flammable alternative to other substances such as ammonia, chloromethane and sulfur dioxide for the purpose of refrigeration and spray can propellants. They’re very effective – so effective that use of them skyrocketed all the way until 1994, when production of new supplies of CFCs ceased in most countries. There are some very limited applications where CFCs must still be used, such as aircraft fire suppression systems, but they are very rare and very specialized. Hydrofluorocarbons, also known as HCFCs, are also commonly referred to when talking about CFCs. Even though they are technically different, they’re composed of mostly the same elements and used in the same applications.

One of the things that makes them similar is that they both contain chlorine. There isn’t much chlorine that exists in our atmosphere naturally, and it turns out that CFCs and similar compounds are incredibly effective at bringing chlorine to the upper stratosphere and into contact with the ozone layer. UV or ultraviolet radiation at this layer of the atmosphere breaks down CFCs, releasing the chlorine atoms they contain. The chlorine atoms are now free to interact with ozone molecules. The chlorine atom and one of the oxygen atoms of ozone combine, leaving behind diatomic oxygen. Other free oxygen atoms can then come into contact with this chlorine-oxygen compound, whereupon the two oxygen atoms combine to form molecular oxygen and the chlorine is then free to destroy more ozone molecules. This can go on a couple of thousand times – the EPA estimates that one single atom of chlorine can destroy as many as 100,000 molecules of ozone. Why is this important? Molecular oxygen, as opposed to ozone molecules, is ineffective at blocking UV rays from reaching the surface of the Earth. Less ozone means more high-energy UV-B radiation gets through, increasing the incidence of skin cancer in humans and genetic damage for many other organisms. As a result of studies undertaken by scientists during the 1970s, the Montreal Protocol was adopted as a framework for international cooperation regarding CFC control based on the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer.

What do you need to do now?

Most CFCs have already been completely abolished.  According to the Montreal Protocol, the HCFCs we previously mentioned are to be phased out by 2020. The most widely used is HCFC-22, also known as R-22. In order to be compliant with current standards for dealing with CFCs and HCFCs, the proper capture, recycling and disposal of harmful refrigerants is of paramount importance. Risk of contamination and other health hazards are very high when dealing with R-22. Transitioning from R-22 to more environmentally friendly refrigerants can be costly – you’ll probably need to replace all that refrigerant since your needs won’t have changed (almost every business needs an HVAC system, after all). This is where Refrigerant Services LLC comes in. We take pride in being an EPA-certified team specializing in the recovery of used, contaminated, or burnt refrigerants, and all of our equipment is of the highest industry standard. We can recover used, contaminated or even burnt refrigerants while following EPA protocols – and we’ll even pay you for it.


The Refrigerant Services LLC Buy Back Program


Our Buy Back program gives you three options. First of all, we can give you good-as-new refrigerants in return for used, contaminated, or burnt refrigerants. Second, we can buy your old refrigerant at competitive rates. Lastly, we can also exchange your used refrigerants for EPA-compliant and environmentally safe refrigerants. We can do all this at a convenient time for you so that your business incurs the least downtime possible. After the work is done, we’ll even inspect the surrounding area for refrigerant leakage or waste to ensure that your workplace is safe from harmful toxins. You get a new revenue stream from your old refrigerants and you take a step toward a more eco-friendly environment. It’s a win-win.

Leave the job to us if you want quick, convenient, and high-quality service so you can get the highest value for your refrigerants. We can do on-site recovery, consolidation and pick-up. If you want to learn more about how we can help, pick up the phone and give us a call at 844-PURECFC (787-3232) or use our online form for you to fill out and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Does Your Company Handle Refrigerants? We Have a Christmas Gift for You!

Scott Stanley - Monday, December 18, 2017
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Refrigerants For Cash

It’s winter and everyone’s scrambling to make it a profitable holiday season. It’s understandable if ensuring that your old refrigerants and refrigerant... Read more

Refrigerant For Cash

It’s winter and everyone’s scrambling to make it a profitable holiday season. It’s understandable if ensuring that your old refrigerants and refrigerant cylinders are cleaned is low on your list of priorities, but that might be an oversight. If you’ve got any old cylinders lying around, you could be leaving your money out in the cold! Smart business owners know it’s important to save money wherever they can – and Refrigerant Services LLC is here to help you achieve that. Our Clean Exchange Program is tailor-made for this exactly this. Let’s take a look at how we can help make your holiday season even better this year:  

There’s money to be made from your old cylinders

The main idea behind our Clean Exchange program is that we take your old, dilapidated or empty refrigerant cylinders and replace them with new, DOT-certified cylinders. Sure, that sounds good, right? Having damaged or useless cylinders lying around isn’t just a waste of space, but also a waste of money. Here’s the kicker: we’ll pay you for any old or expired refrigerants that we can recover from your cylinders, so you aren’t just getting new cylinders – you’ll even get a new source of income. Rest assured we’ll give you our most competitive rates for your expired or leftover refrigerant – money that would otherwise have been left on the table.

We have any size cylinder you need

Have special requirements or need larger than normal cylinders or tanks? No problem. Not only do we have 30 lbs., 50 lbs., 100 lbs. and 125 lbs. cylinders, we even have 240 lbs. and half-ton cylinders available for rent. Even if you’ve got a huge stock of old refrigerants and cylinders, we can match your needs – just let us know so we can be ready to take care of large orders.

Who has time for this?

I know what you’re thinking – it’s the holidays, you don’t have time to deal with all this. We hear you. That’s why our team of fully-certified specialists is ready to take care of the job from start to finish. Almost any other recovery company would make you handle collection and pickup – which puts a strain on your employees, your schedule and your bottom line. We at Refrigerant Services LLC think you shouldn’t have to worry about that. We’ll take care of everything for you from pickup, consolidation, and delivery, all at your most convenient schedule – allowing you to keep your focus on your holiday business goals.

We want to make it a Green Christmas

While a White Christmas sounds good, a Green Christmas sounds even better – this winter let’s make it a point to be more environmentally conscious. Let our highly-trained technicians help you by getting any potentially harmful refrigerants out of your workplace. R-22 and other toxic refrigerants are no joke – they can potentially cause skin diseases and a host of other debilitating medical conditions. Health and peace of mind are some of the best gifts you can give your employees and your business. It’s also a gift we at Refrigerant Services LLC want to give you – extracting all these old, outdated refrigerants is a small part of creating a safe environment for all of us, but it’s something we’re passionate about. We believe that protecting your workers, your business and the world as a whole is one of the most prudent decisions you can make this Christmas. And who knows, you might even make some good money out of it.

If all of this sounds like a good deal, then pick up the phone and give us a call! We’d be happy to tell you more about what our Clean Exchange Program has in store for you – simply call us at 844-PURECFC (7873232). If you’re swamped and don’t have time to call, we have an online form that you can fill out and we’ll get in touch with you at a more convenient time. Get in touch with us today!

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Winter and Your Refrigerants - What You Need to Know

Scott Stanley - Monday, November 20, 2017
Nov 20th2017 Michigan Winter Refrigerant Recovery

Winter and Refrigerants

While it’s easy to think that refrigerants aren’t important during the colder months of the year, this common misconception can result in inefficiencies in your HVAC... Read more

2017 Michigan Money for Refrigerants

While it’s easy to think that refrigerants aren’t important during the colder months of the year, this common misconception can result in inefficiencies in your HVAC system and higher costs for your business. What refrigerants actually do is move heat around – it doesn’t “create” cold. So if you use something like a heat pump, all it does is simply the opposite of what an air conditioning unit does – it takes heat from the outside and moves it inside your workspace, keeping it warm. Old, dirty refrigerants make it more difficult for your HVAC system to do this and increase heating costs – a big, big mistake when every dollar counts. If you’re still using your old refrigerants and refrigerant cylinders, you could be wasting money without even knowing it. This winter season, let Refrigerant Services LLC help you take care of your old, dilapidated cylinders using our Clean Exchange Program. How does it work?


Bad cylinders out, good cylinders in


We’ll take your expired or outdated refrigerant cylinders and exchange them for clean, certified cylinders. Refrigerant Services LLC is able to accept all types of cylinders: full, partially full, empty or expired cylinders. This is the crux of our Clean Exchange Program – taking your old cylinders and replacing them with new, certified cylinders so you don’t have to worry about EPA regulations. We provide complete and detailed documentation so you can rest easy knowing that all the work done is aboveboard and the paperwork is complete.  


All sizes welcome


We have options for you whether you want to dispose of or replace 30 lbs., 50 lbs., 100 lbs., 125 lbs. or 240 lbs. cylinders. For extraordinary cases where 240 lbs. isn’t enough, Refrigerant Services LLC can provide you with rentable containers up to half a ton. We can also provide you with tank-renting services by request if you need a new tank in your area. Simply get in touch and we can discuss available options further.


We’ll come to you


Packing up and delivering cylinders can be a hassle that you don’t want to have to deal with – so we’ll take care of it for you. There’s no need to cart around heavy cylinders because we’ll drive to your location and pick them up ourselves. At Refrigerant Services LLC we do complete consolidation and do on-site recovery – we believe that recovering these refrigerants is an important job not just for ourselves, but for our clients and for the environment, so we think it’s best if our highly-trained, fully certified team of specialists are the ones who take care of this for you. Other companies might ask you to do consolidation and even delivery before they even consider replacing your cylinders. That’s another worry you don’t need while you’re getting ready for a cold winter. 


You can even make some money off of your old refrigerants


To top it all off, we’ll pay you for every bit of refrigerant that we can get from your old, dilapidated containers. We know that winter can be a lean time for any business, so we’ll give you the best rates we can as well as extract every last drop so you can get maximum value out of your refrigerants.

Don’t be caught off guard this winter. If you want to learn more about our Clean Exchange Program, simply call us at 844-PURECFC (787-3232). You can also use our online contact form if you don’t have time for a lengthy phone call. Refrigerant Services LLC are fully certified to handle and recycle your old refrigerants so you can be sure that you’re getting the best quality service and safety for your employees.

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A Scary Story - Not Getting Paid for Your Used Refrigerants

Scott Stanley - Saturday, October 07, 2017
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Refrigerants For $$$$$

As October rolls around and we wind up for the Halloween season, the scariest thing for a business-owner isn’t going to be ghouls, ghosts or goblins – it’s losing money.. Read more

2017 Michigan Money for Refrigerants

As October rolls around and we wind up for the Halloween season, the scariest thing for a business-owner isn’t going to be ghouls, ghosts or goblins – it’s losing money.  We’re well into fall by now (the equinox was on the 22nd of September this year), and temperatures are going to be dropping soon. If you have your own business, HVAC equipment and heating devices are going to be incredibly important to your company at this time – nobody is going to want to work if they’re busy trying to keep themselves from freezing in the office! Neglecting this important part of the business environment and creature comforts could cost you massive amounts of productivity.

Now, let’s assume that you pretty much have everything covered in that area – you’ve got your heaters and boilers running, and your employees seem cozy and comfy. Great! But is there more you could be doing? Are you actually losing money as we speak? Are you unwittingly exposing your employees to harmful chemicals? This is the kind of thing that keeps a mindful business owner awake at night. But don’t worry – we at Refrigerant Services LLC are here to help.


The Clean Exchange Program


If you have old, unused refrigerant cylinders in your workplace we’d be happy to take them off your hands. This is the central idea behind our Clean Exchange program. We’ll take any kind of cylinders, whether they’re full or not - even ones that are expired and have no more use to you!


We can handle any type of cylinder you have


We’re fully equipped to handle cylinders of all sizes, and we can even rent you 240 lb. cylinders to use if you need any containers bigger than 125 lbs. You’ll get back new certified replacement cylinders, documented and complete with paperwork to comply with the new strict EPA regulations regarding refrigerants.


We can do the job start-to-finish


Our team of highly skilled, expertly trained technicians is qualified to recover all sorts of refrigerants. We’re ready to take care of all the steps required (which can only be performed by licensed technicians). Extraction, collection and disposal of harmful refrigerants are all just one call or email away – just get in touch with us and schedule a date for us to pick up your old or expired refrigerants.


We can help you save money or even make some


Now that all sounds pretty good, but that’s not even the best part – we’ll also pay you for your old or expired refrigerants. We know that it seems like everyone has had to tighten their belts lately, which is why we’re eager to work with you to minimize costs and possibly even find a new revenue stream. It’s sometimes scary to think of all the money you’re losing because of workplace maintenance and lost productivity, so we’d like to give a little something back. It’s a great deal for everyone involved. We’ll get you the best rates for every bit of refrigerant we collect, and you won’t need to worry about anything – consolidation, delivery, and pickup are all part of the deal.

We can help you maintain productivity while taking care of the planet

We at Refrigerant Services LLC believe that recovering old refrigerants is an important task not only for our customers, but also for the environment; and that you should only trust the best professionals to take care of the job for you. Let us handle it for a worry-free experience. You and your employees are then free to focus on what really matters – operating your business to the best of your ability.


Let’s recap just what we can offer you through the Clean Exchange Program:


  1. We’ll take your old or expired refrigerant cylinders and replace them with new ones
  2. We’ll take cylinders with old or expired refrigerants
  3. We’ll take cylinders of any size (30 lbs., 50 lbs., 100 lbs., etc)
  4. We’ll pick up the cylinders from your location
  5. We’ll pay you for any old and expired refrigerant that we can get from your old containers

We’d love to tell you more about our Clean Exchange program – you can call us at 844-PURECFC (7873232) to learn more. We also have a handy online contact form should you be too busy for a lengthy phone call. Whichever method you prefer, we’re excited to help. Get in touch with us today!

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Why You Should be Exchanging Your Old Refrigerants Regularly

Scott Stanley - Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Exchanging Refrigerants

If you’re a business owner, taking care of your HVAC or refrigeration system’s refrigerants is probably pretty low down on your list of priorities.. Read more

2017 Michigan Clean Exchange Refrigerant Recovery

If you’re a business owner, taking care of your HVAC or refrigeration system’s refrigerants is probably pretty low down on your list of priorities. Here at Refrigerant Services LLC, we’re committed to creating a cleaner and eco-friendlier society – we do that by recovering and replacing any old, contaminated or non-EPA compliant refrigerants you might have. What does this mean for you? Well, simply put, it means that we can help each other take care of the environment and make money at the same time. To do this, all you need to do is make sure you exchange or recycle your old refrigerants.

Why is it important to do this? Let’s start with a basic overview of how refrigerants work.

The refrigerant is simply a substance that undergoes phase changes so it can move through the cooling system. It passes through the compressor and the condenser coils to allow our cooling system or device to make cold air. The compressor increases the pressure of the refrigerant and pushes it towards the condenser coils outside of the cooling system. Once the hot refrigerant vapor combines with the cooler air from outside the system, it turns back into a liquid and is cooled, then flows into the evaporator coils. It is in this form that the refrigerant absorbs the heat from the cooling system, producing cold air to be used in our HVAC or refrigeration systems.

Once the refrigerant absorbs enough heat it turns into a gas once again, and is ready to head back into the compressor where the entire cycle restarts.


What is refrigerant recycling?


Recycling refrigerants is done by first removing the refrigerant from the system containing it, and then sending it through equipment that will clean it. When we clean refrigerants, it means that we remove the moisture and particles that make it toxic.

Once recycling is done, the refrigerant can be put back in its original container or it can be stored in a different container for future use in a different system. This is different from recovering refrigerants (which doesn’t clean it) and reclaiming refrigerants (which results in much purer refrigerants). Recovering refrigerant is unsuitable for old and expired refrigerant because it does nothing to clean it and make it less toxic, while reclaiming refrigerants is an extreme process that uses very specialized and expensive equipment and techniques.


What happens if you don’t recycle?


You could be exposing yourself and your employees to serious health risks. If not handled properly, R-22 and other toxic refrigerants can cause skin diseases, eye inflammation and cataracts, and other debilitating conditions. Exposing your workers to these risks also opens you up to legal action and a visit from the EPA. All these mean you aren’t being productive with your time; and in business, wasted time means wasted money. If that isn’t bad enough, you could also be causing environmental damage which will have an impact well beyond your company – possibly affecting subsequent generations, which isn’t the kind of legacy anyone wants to leave behind.


How you can deal with this today


The easiest thing to do is to get in touch with us to schedule a date for our team of specialists to pick up the old or expired refrigerants. They’ll be the ones to take care of everything from extraction and collection all the way down to the disposal of all harmful refrigerants (which can only be performed by licensed technicians).

If all that doesn’t sound great already, here’s the kicker – we’ll even pay you for your old and expired refrigerants. Our Clean Exchange program makes things both easy and affordable. Not only will we pay you for every last bit of refrigerant we collect; we’ll also handle everything from pickup and consolidation to delivery.

If you want to learn more about our Clean Exchange Program, simply call us at 844-PURECFC (787-3232). You can also opt to use our online contact form. We at Refrigerant Services LLC are fully certified to handle and recycle your old refrigerants so you can be sure that you’re getting the best quality service and safety for your employees.

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Did you know you can exchange your used refrigerants for cash?

Scott Stanley - Monday, August 21, 2017
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Cash for Refrigerants

If you own a business, it’s highly likely that you have some kind of HVAC equipment or heating device. After all.. Read more

Michigan Cash for Used Refrigerants - Refrigerant Services LLC

If you own a business, it’s highly likely that you have some kind of HVAC equipment or heating device. After all, it’s hard for people to work productively when they’re sweating during the summer or shivering during the winter. These devices work through the use of refrigerants – the only problem is not all these refrigerants are safe for people and for the environment.  R-22 refrigerants in particular are living on borrowed time, with only 3 years to go until they are scheduled to be completely phased out. This is being done to comply with the Montreal Protocols which call for the elimination of chemicals that adversely affect our environment. Businesses that don’t follow environmental protocols can be penalized heavily by the EPA, so hiring a competent, professional refrigerant services company to help you out is definite a must. Transitioning from R-22 to more environmentally-friendly options doesn’t have to leave you in the red – you may automatically qualify for our Buy Back Program if you have a business located in Ohio, Indiana or Michigan.


Get the Highest Value for your Refrigerants


Our team of skilled, highly trained experts is certified to recover all kinds of refrigerants. We’ll give you the highest value for your refrigerants by squeezing out every last drop of it while efficiently separating unwanted contaminants. We can recover used, contaminated or burnt refrigerants while following EPA protocols - and we’ll even pay you for it! Not only that, we can schedule our services to minimize interruptions to your daily business operations. We understand that every minute is crucial in business, so our teams work quickly and efficiently so that you can get the most for your money.


Our Buy Back Programs Options


When you sign up for the Buy Back Program, you’ll have three options available to you. First, we can give you good-as-new refrigerants in return for your used, contaminated or burnt refrigerants. Second, we can buy your old or used refrigerants at very competitive rates. And last, but not least, we can exchange your used refrigerants for EPA-compliant and environmentally safe types of refrigerants. In addition to the state of the art technology we use to minimize leaks and toxic contamination; after completing all recovery procedures our team will inspect the surrounding area for any leakages or unwanted waste so that we can ensure that your workplace is safe.


Make Extra Cash AND Help the Environment


Not only do you get a new revenue stream from us paying you for your old, used refrigerants, you also take a step towards a healthier, more eco-friendly environment by supporting and participating in the elimination of toxic refrigerants. All you have to do is get in touch with us and we’ll schedule a convenient time for our refrigerant specialists to come by and perform the extraction of all harmful refrigerants. Make no mistake, these are specialized skills that require training and licensing, and Refrigerant Services LLC’s teams have accomplished both. We take pride in being an EPA-certified team specializing in the recovery of used, contaminated and burnt refrigerants; and all of our equipment is of the highest industry standard. 


The Process is Hassle-Free


Most other refrigerant services companies might leave consolidation up to you, but not us. We at Refrigerant Services LLC want to make this process as easy as possible for you, so let us take care of everything. On-site recovery, consolidation and pick-up are only a phone call or email away. We pride ourselves on our expertise and the quality of our equipment - leave it to us for quick, convenient, and high-quality service so you can get the highest value for your used, burnt or contaminated refrigerant.

If you or anyone you know have used refrigerants, want to make extra money, and want to help save the environment, pick up the phone and give us a call at 844-PURECFC (787-3232) so we can talk about how we can help you do all of those things. We understand that you might not have time for a phone call, so you can also fill up a short form over at www.refrigerantservicesllc.com to submit an inquiry or ask for a pick-up schedule when it is convenient for you. 

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What Is Refrigerant Reclamation?

Scott Stanley - Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Refrigerant Reclamation

In 2020, all cooling equipment that utilize R-22 refrigerants are expected to be totally phased out. The clock is ticking fast... Read more

Michigan R 22 Recovery from Refrigerant Services

In 2020, all cooling equipment that utilize R-22 refrigerants are expected to be totally phased out. The clock is ticking fast because in just a matter of three years, R-22 refrigerants should all be eradicated. This is being done to meet the agreements defined in the Montreal Protocol which calls for a ban on chemicals and substances that have been proven to be damaging to the environment. 

Ideally, the protocol mandates that the U.S. should have reduced its R-22 consumption by 90% in January 1, 2015. Although the EPA continues to strictly implement the guidelines on R-22 consumption, and has so far done a good job in doing so, a number of industrial users are still using and in possession of this type of refrigerant.

If you are a commercial business looking to transition out of refrigerants soon to be phased out, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us so we can discuss your options for recovery and removal. Not only are these procedures extremely delicate, they also come with risks of contamination and other health hazards. Undoubtedly, it is highly advisable that you work with professionals who are trained and licensed for the job. It is also important to note that the illegal and unauthorized recovery and disposal of R-22 refrigerants are considered federal offences. 

Now is the time to transition to a more environmentally-friendly and EPA-approved refrigerant. While this may seem like a costly and daunting task, we offer a myriad of programs to make it easier for you. Our refrigerant reclamation program makes converting to a new system more convenient. We also have a refrigerant buyback and clean exchange program meant to assuage your transitioning burdens. 

Our company, Refrigerant Services LLC, takes pride in being an EPA-certified team that is highly-trained in the recovery of used, contaminated or even burnt refrigerants. What’s more, all our equipment have passed the highest industry standards. 


What is refrigerant reclamation? 


Reclamation is the reprocessing of used refrigerants to meet or exceed purity specifications and standards for new refrigerant gases. The reprocessing includes filtering, drying, distillation and other chemical procedures that remove impurities. After undergoing through all these extensively, the refrigerants can then be used for consumer or industrial applications.  Reclaimed refrigerants can also be resold. It is crucial that refrigerant reclamation only be performed by an EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimer. Along with reclamation services, we also offer extensive and detailed documentation in accordance with EPA regulations. 


What is our buy-back program? 


Under our buy-back program, we recover used, contaminated or even burnt refrigerants and pay you for them. With this hassle-free program we give you several options: we either give you back good-as-new refrigerants, buy it from you, or exchange it for another EPA-approved type of refrigerant. 

When recovering your refrigerants, we make sure to squeeze every last bit of remaining refrigerant while removing contaminants which may still be present in them. This is our way of making sure that you get the highest value for your refrigerants. 

Additionally, we work quickly and efficiently so that your daily business operations are not interrupted nor hampered. To avoid accidents like leaks and even wastes, we separate the refrigerant from the contaminants using leading-edge technology to ensure that we extract the highest purity and volume possible. 


What is our clean exchange program? 


Our clean exchange program enables you to swap your expired or otherwise useless refrigerant containers with clean, up-to-date and DOT certified cylinders. We handle all kinds of cylinders ranging from full to empty and we retrieve even those that have expired. Not only that, we pay you for every drop of refrigerant that we can recover from them. We are well-equipped to handle containers of all sizes starting from 30 pounds to as much as 125 pounds. Our operation takes care of everything from pickup, consolidation and delivery. On top of that, we offer complete and detailed EPA documentation for all clients. 

Give us a call us at 844-PURECFC (787-3232) or fill out our online contact form if you would like to discuss how we can fit our programs into the needs of your company. 

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How Refrigerants Affect the Environment

Scott Stanley - Monday, June 19, 2017
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The Environment

In 2020, the EPA will be strictly enforcing a phase out of hyrdochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) to comply with provisions in the... Read more

Michigan Clean Environment Refrigerant Services

The Montreal Protocol

In 2020, the EPA will be strictly enforcing a phase out of hyrdochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) to comply with provisions in the Montreal Protocol. There are 34 HCFCs subject to this phase out with R-22s being one of the most widely used.

Formally known as Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, this international treaty is aimed to regulate the production, consumption and trade of chemicals that contribute to the damage of the earth’s ozone layer. Meant to address this serious environmental issue, the protocol and was agreed upon in 1987 but only came into full force in 1989. Through the years, the protocol has undergone several revisions to fully address the ozone depletion problem. Today, the treaty has been ratified by 197 parties which includes 196 states and the United Nations. 


The Ozone Layer


You might be wondering why saving the ozone layer from depletion is of utmost importance. For a start, the earth’s ozone layer shields the earth from ultraviolet (UV) rays. Without the ozone layer, the amount of rays penetrating through the earth would make it impossible for most flora and fauna to survive. The earth would become uninhabitable.

If temperatures continue to rise incrementally because of ozone layer depletion, it will lead to the disruption of our natural ecosystems along with a variety of environmental problems. The food chain will likewise be affected because even the smallest living species could be eradicated. Ultimately, this will create an abnormal imbalance in food and sustenance. Thus, efforts to prevent the gaping hole in the ozone layer from further enlarging are being implemented.


How R-22s affect the Environment


Globally, there have been undertakings that had been done and are being done to reduce the use of harmful chemicals the world over. One of them is the total ban on R22s also known as HCFC22. In the past, it was widely used for a wide-range of cooling environments and were integral part of refrigerants, aerosol propellants and solvents. Most of us are familiar with its brand name Freon. 

This ban is one of the important initiatives in the Montreal Protocol. The discontinuation of the manufacture and use of R22 refrigerants is due to the fact that they have been found to be toxic substances that have components which are adding to the depletion of the ozone layer. Although this type is no longer produced in North America, there are still a number of industrial users that continue to be in possession of the R22. And even though 98% of ozone depleting substances have been successfully obliterated, the work to fully eliminate R22 refrigerants is still far from over.

The depletion and modification of the ozone layer started as far back as the 70s. This has resulted in many adverse effects on the environment and ecology. R22s are considered harmful to the environment because it is considered a powerful greenhouse gas. These gases possess considerable heat that can be trapped into the atmosphere leading to a warmer climate.


How R22s affect Health & Safety


Health and safety issues have also cropped up with the R22s. Although it is not flammable, not explosive and not corrosive, these refrigerants are not entirely harmless. Regular inhalation of R22 in high concentration can lead to breathing problems, fluid build-up in lungs, cardiac arrhythmia, organ damage or even sudden death. In the long run, its toxic effects on the human body may lead to skin cancer, eye inflammation which can ultimately lead

to blindness, cataracts, erythema, and other debilitating skin diseases. Although limited exposure is only mildly harmful, it can still cause health problems like dizziness or suffocation, irritation of the nose and throat, drowsiness and sometimes, it even leads to loss of consciousness. Acute exposure may lead to disorientation, incoordination, narcosis, nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, tightness in the chest, and difficulty in breathing. Chronic exposure, on the other hand, may cause an irregular heartbeat. In rare instances, ingestion may happen and this can bring about gastrointestinal tract discomfort. There have also been reported cases of refrigerant poisoning.

These refrigerants also prove to be hazardous to animals.  Exposure to small doses has inconsequential effects but longer and stronger exposure lead to depression of the central nervous system, cardiac arrhythmia and asphyxiation.


Refrigerant Services LLC have a variety of programs that can help you transition from these harmful refrigerants to more environmentally friendly ones. Call us at 844-PUREFC (787-3232) or fill out our online contact form to find out more about the services that we offer.

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2017 Michigan Refrigerant Recovery | Refrigerant Services

Scott Stanley - Monday, May 22, 2017
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2017 Refrigerant Recovery

By 2020, the EPA will be strictly enforcing a 100% total phase out of all harmful refrigerants in support of and compliance to the... Read more

2017 Michigan Refrigerant Recovery Services

By 2020, the EPA will be strictly enforcing a 100% total phase out of all harmful refrigerants in support of and compliance to the Montreal Protocol. In the past year, corporate inspections have already started to ensure that companies do their share in adhering to these standards. With three more years to go, companies that still use R-22s have to start transitioning in order to make the deadline.

Getting rid of old, useless and toxic refrigerants can be a burden to companies and establishments. Refrigerant Services LLC is here to ease your load. We take pride in being a professional refrigerant service company offering recovery services which also include buy back and clean exchange programs.

Refrigerant Services LLC is a highly-trained and certified company with over 25 years of experience and expertise in the HVAC business.  We go the extra mile by personally going to your site, collecting old containers and exchanging harmful R-22s with safe ones. We also provide documentation service which is why you need not worry about consolidating all the reports and paperwork needed for each step of the process.


We provide all of the following services and more:


Care for the environment should be everyone’s concern. Thus, the EPA has been constantly reminding everyone to be compliant with the new environment-friendly standards. No matter what the size of your business, losing your operational license because of some environmental protocol violations will certainly impact your operations. What’s more, offenders are slapped with suspension and hefty penalties. Conforming to EPA policies can be quite a challenge considering the scale of work that needs to be done. However, hiring a professional refrigerant services company to do the job can certainly make things easier.

The transition from R-22 refrigerants to lower GWP variants that conform to EPA standards can certainly be costly. For one, you will need to replace all your cooling equipment.  But you can still save on cost with our buyback program. We are in the business of recovering your used, contaminated and burnt refrigerants and pay you for them — with competitive rates. We make sure to extract every last drop of your old and used R-22 while separating the contaminants. We also offer these options: give you back good-as-new refrigerants, buy it from you or exchange it for EPA-compliant ones. Whatever you choose, you’re assured of only getting the highest value for your refrigerant.

It’s time to let go of your old R-22 containers because storing them in the workplace is never a good idea. It is also not a safe practice since these containers are not only health hazards but environmental threats as well. Your daily operations need not be interrupted when you shift to the new EPA-compliant refrigerants. When we come to recover your used, contaminated and even burnt R-22 containers, we make sure that we do it using state-of-the-art technology so that there are no unwanted leaks and toxic contaminations.

One of the benchmarks of having a good, solid reputation for your company is your ability to adhere to industry standards. Take a step towards a greener, eco-friendlier environment by supporting and participating in protecting the planet against harmful elements. By employing our refrigerant services, you are improving your business operations by eliminating the hazards of contamination and other safety and health threats. An increase in productivity in the workplace will also be evident since your working environment will be now be more conducive.


Put your refrigerant recovery worries to rest, let us offer you our comprehensive services. Learn more about our Clean Exchange Program by calling 844-PURECFC (787-3232) or fill out our online contact form and we guarantee to get back to you as soon as possible.

Refrigerant Services LLC is based in New Hudson, Michigan but we serve companies not only in the Michigan area but also in Indiana and Ohio.

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