What the Summer Heat Means for Refrigerants

Scott Stanley - Monday, August 20, 2018
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Summer and Refrigerants

This summer, it’s not just people that are going on vacation. Your HVAC system might be taking a break from working as well! Why? The summer heat is killer for... Read more

2018 Michigan Summer Refrigerant Services

This summer, it’s not just people that are going on vacation. Your HVAC system might be taking a break from working as well! Why? The summer heat is killer for refrigerants. All that refrigerants really do, when it gets down to it, is move heat around. Your commercial HVAC unit takes heat from your workplace and attempts to move it outside. But during the summer, that becomes more difficult—a refrigeration system relies on being able to release heat into the outside air. Your HVAC unit can’t dump that heat when the outside air is almost as hot as the heat being transported by your refrigerants!

What can happen in this case? Your HVAC system can lose efficiency and your refrigerants, the very things which transport that heat, won’t be able to go through the cycle of heating and cooling that allow them to do their job. Instead, they’ll stay hot for a majority of the time, hotter than they’re supposed to be. This can result in the HVAC system itself breaking down or leaching contaminants into the refrigerant, dirtying it and making it even more inefficient. This is especially dangerous for older refrigerants such as R-22, which are being phased out by 2020. So, what is our best course of action? How do we solve two problems at once—summer HVAC inefficiency and the refrigerant phase-out—while not breaking the bank? We think your best bets are refrigerant reclamation or recovery.


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.


Buy-Back


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 them from you, or exchange them 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. 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 or hampered. To avoid accidents like leaks or unnecessary waste, we separate the refrigerant from the contaminants using cutting-edge technology to ensure that we extract the highest purity and volume possible.


Clean Exchange


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.

This summer we think you should play it safe, especially when it comes to your refrigerants. Get in touch with us so we can discuss your options for refrigerant recovery and removal. Not only are all these procedures extremely technical, they also come with risks that only licensed, highly-trained professionals are prepared to deal with. In fact, it’s even illegal for non-authorized personnel to recover and dispose of R-22 refrigerants. Do you need a trusted, well-known refrigerant reclamation company to take care of all this for you? We’re here to help. If you want to learn more about our various programs, 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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Learn About Our Refrigerant Buy Back Program

Scott Stanley - Monday, July 23, 2018
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Buy Back Program

If you have your own business, it’s likely that you’re using refrigerants in some way – HVAC equipment and refrigeration units are becoming more and more... Read more

2018 Michigan Refrigerant Buy Back Program

If you have your own business, it’s likely that you’re using refrigerants in some way – HVAC equipment and refrigeration units are becoming more and more important for modern industries. Basic creature comforts are a key component of maximizing your employees’ productivity. All these devices work through the use of refrigerants – but it’s become increasingly clear that not all refrigerants are safe to use. The Montreal Protocols governing the use of refrigerant chemicals that can negatively affect the environment mandates that many of the refrigerants that have been commonly used in the past will be phased out. By 2020 most of the old standbys will be completely phased out. Transitioning from these older refrigerants such as R-22 to newer, cleaner alternatives sounds like it might cost a pretty penny – but it doesn’t have to with our Buy Back Program. If you operate your business in Ohio, Indiana, or Michigan, we believe we can help. Let’s break down exactly what happens:



What happens under our Buy Back Program?


In our Buy Back Program, we recover used, contaminated, or even burnt refrigerant. Not only that – we’ll even pay you for whatever we can recover! With this program we give you several options: we either give you back good-as-new refrigerants, buy it from you, and last but not least, we can exchange your used refrigerants for EPA-compliant and environmentally safe types of refrigerants.

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.

We at Refrigerant Services LLC work quickly and efficiently so that your daily business operations are not interrupted or hampered. To avoid accidents such as leaks and wasted refrigerant, we separate the refrigerant from the contaminants using cutting-edge technology to ensure that we extract with the highest purity and volume possible. Not only that – after completing all recovery procedures, our team will inspect the surrounding area for any remaining chemicals so that we can ensure that your workplace is safe.


We want to create a relationship with your business


Suffice to say the biggest advantage for you is a new revenue stream from us paying you for your old, used refrigerants – but that’s not all you’re getting. You’re also entering into a relationship with Refrigerant Services LLC as we step toward a cleaner, brighter, healthier, and more eco-friendly future. We don’t just want to make money with you; we want to help you make a difference!

All you have to do to get started is to 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. Just to be clear, 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.


We’ll make it hassle-free


Now, most other refrigerant companies would leave the consolidation of these potentially dangerous chemicals up to you. But we at Refrigerant Services LLC want to make this process as easy and hassle-free as possible. To that effect, we can handle the entire process from start to finish – on-site recovery, consolidation, and pick-up are part of the package when you sign up for our Buy Back Program.

If your business uses refrigerants and has old, used, or dirty refrigerants going unused, we can help! You might be surprised at just how much we can give you for it – and you’ll have the knowledge that your actions are, in a way, helping create a cleaner, greener future. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call at 844-PURECFC (787-3232). If you don’t have time for a lengthy phone call to discuss how we can assist you, we also have an online contact form that you can fill out – we’ll get in touch with you at a more convenient time.

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R22 and Your Air Conditioner – Things to Know

Scott Stanley - Friday, June 22, 2018
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R-22 Recovery

With the approach of summer and warmer temperatures, your HVAC system is going to take on extra workload to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures... Read more

2018 Michigan R-22 Recovery Services

With the approach of summer and warmer temperatures, your HVAC system is going to take on extra workload to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. Obviously, the longer you run your HVAC system, the higher your electric bill will be. But what are the other effects this hot weather will have on your air conditioning and your refrigerants? The fact that an air conditioner runs more frequently during hot weather means that the system sustains a higher level of wear and tear. Regular maintenance helps alleviate this problem—a spring maintenance visit will check on any issues that may have cropped up over the winter season.

However, high heat puts another stress on an HVAC unit: it makes it more difficult for it to move heat from inside the building to the outside. An HVAC unit is a heat exchanger, absorbing thermal energy from the interior of a building and then releasing it to the outside. When the outside temperature is extremely high, it makes it harder to eject that heat. Let’s think back to our high school science classes: heat moves toward areas of lower heat. Adding to this strain is all the extra heat making its way into the building at the same time.


Let’s break down how your HVAC and refrigerants actually work:


First, we have to understand how a cooling system works. Any cooling system is simply a mechanism that powers a cooling device—from refrigerators to air conditioners. A cooling system involves a refrigeration cycle. The five main components of a refrigeration cycle include the following: fluid refrigerant (most commonly R-22), a compressor, condenser coils, evaporator coils, and an expansion device.

The refrigerant is the lifeblood of a cooling system. It flows throughout the device and undergoes phase transitions so it can move freely inside the system. Refrigerant passes through the compressor and coils to allow the system to produce cool air.

The compressor controls the flow of the refrigerant—it controls how much refrigerant is release and the speed at which is travels, depending on your HVAC or refrigeration settings. The compressor increases the pressure of the refrigerant and pushes it toward the condenser coils located on the outside of the cooling system. When the hot vapor refrigerant comes into contact with the cooler air from outside, the refrigerant condenses and changes back into a liquid. The cold refrigerant then flows toward the evaporator coils inside the cooling system.

This cold refrigerant absorbs heat energy from the ambient air inside the building, and the result is cooler air. Finally, the refrigerant, having absorbed enough heat, evaporates back into a gas. It flows back toward the compressor, and the entire cycle begins anew.


What does this mean?


The refrigerant is the main player in the evaporation and condensation processes integral to the cooling system. Without the refrigerant, the entire process would not be possible. So, what happens when your refrigerant can’t transmit heat back into the outside air? It may be because the outside temperatures are so high that the heat is near equal or the refrigerant itself is dirty, old, or contaminated. The result is that your HVAC system won’t be nearly as efficient as it would be. Every part of the cooling system will have to work harder to deal with the stresses of higher ambient temperatures. At the very least, your refrigerant is going to degrade quickly if your cooling system continues to be stressed. Thankfully, there’s a relatively easy fix: our Buy Back Program.

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 leakage or unwanted waste in order to ensure that your workplace is safe.

If you want to learn more about our Buy Back 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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The Future of Michigan Refrigerant Reclamation

Scott Stanley - Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Refrigerant Recovery

Commercial refrigeration has experienced a big boom in recent years. Guaranteeing food quality and safety can only be satisfied by low temperature transport and... Read more

2018 Michigan Refrigerant Recovery Services

Commercial refrigeration has experienced a big boom in recent years. Guaranteeing food quality and safety can only be satisfied by low temperature transport and storage to prevent bacterial growth. “Foodie” culture in particular emphasizes freshness and prevention of food borne illnesses, and any missteps are quick to be exposed online and in social channels—which means that refrigeration has becoming incredibly important in protecting many brands’ reputations. What does this mean for us? Refrigeration is going to be everywhere soon. Let’s take a look at some commercial refrigeration trends and how they’ll affect us in the future.


Energy efficiency and environmental impact


Throughout the years, the focus on energy efficiency in the HVAC industry has continually increased. Companies are constantly looking for new methods, technologies and tools to be able to reduce waste. New energy-efficient heating and cooling technologies will become more available, giving companies new options to choose from. Efficient equipment can lead to savings down the line for both consumers and companies.  

There’s been a lot of work done to try and find more eco-friendly refrigerants. HFC refrigerants worked for their purpose of minimizing damage to the ozone layer, but with the unfortunate side effect of contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. Natural refrigerants such as ammonia and carbon dioxide seem like the future, but the challenge is making them affordable enough and sustainable enough that they can be adopted by a wide swathe of the industry. Overall, regulations are pushing the refrigeration industry towards lower-GWP refrigerants. Various agencies are already taking action to reduce hydrofluorocarbon use by restricting sales of high-GWP refrigerants and proposing incentives for low-GWP refrigerant use. Generally, industry focus will be on energy savings and lowering environmental impact. Future-proofing a company’s systems will be the name of the game in this uncertain future.


What steps are being taken to minimize environmental impact?


Replacing traditional refrigerants with natural or low-GWP refrigerants has a significant impact on the greenhouse effect. In a traditional commercial enterprise which uses refrigerant heavily, such as a supermarket, replacing R404A can bring approximately a 20% reduction in total environmental impact. For newer natural refrigerants such as ammonia, leaks are generally irrelevant in terms of greenhouse effect. Refrigerant and HVAC companies are learning to deal with the fact that some natural refrigerants can be flammable. Training and protocols for handling refrigerants such as R290—a high purity version of propane suitable for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry—are gradually becoming more and more widespread. It’s just one side effect of having low-GWP natural refrigerants that are also effective for everyday use, but the industry as a whole has risen to meet the challenge.

Improving system efficiency and transitioning to new low-GWP refrigerants as mandated by current regulations—or ones about to be adopted—will significantly reduce the impact of commercial refrigeration. This is in spite of an overall increase in the number of HVAC and refrigeration systems in place.


What is next?


Going forward, one thing that is for sure is the role of refrigerant recovery. As technology advances and new solutions are found for refrigeration challenges, there is going to be a constant evolution of the kinds of refrigerants and HVAC units that will be on the market. As such, you’re going to want to have a reliable, proven refrigerant specialist on hand to help you transition to more effective technologies and more eco-friendly, low-GWP refrigerants. Refrigerant Services LLC would be more than happy to be your refrigerant specialist.

Our highly-trained technicians are constantly updated on new regulations, training, and protocols for dealing with refrigerants you’ll find in almost any commercial refrigeration or HVAC unit. If you’re ready to look toward the future of our industry, we’re right there with you—just give us a call at 844-PURECFC (7873232) and we’d be more than happy to tell you how we can help. If you don’t have time for a long phone call, you simply need to fill out our on-line contact form and someone will be in touch with you to schedule an appointment at a more convenient time.

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What a new refrigerant revenue stream can mean for your business

Scott Stanley - Sunday, April 22, 2018
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New Revenue Stream

Spring means new beginnings, new opportunities and new growth. Treat your business to all three by opening up a new revenue stream. It sounds difficult... Read more

2018 Michigan Refrigerant Recovery Revenue Stream

Spring can mean new beginnings, and also new opportunities and growth for your Company. Treat your business to all three by opening up a new revenue stream. It sounds difficult, doesn’t it? But what if it actually is not that hard? If you’ve got old refrigerants and refrigerant cylinders lying around, then you may be sitting on money that you didn’t even know you had. We understand that winter can be the most difficult season for many business owners, so we want to help you recover in time for a great spring and—hopefully—an even better summer. Refrigerant Services LLC’s Clean Exchange program may be just what you need to spur your company’s growth into a real powerhouse this year. How? Let’s take a look at what it can do for you:


Fresh, clean cylinders for your old, dilapidated cylinders.


We take your expired or otherwise outdated refrigerant cylinders and give you back clean, fully-certified and EPA-compliant cylinders. That’s our guarantee—we’ll provide you with complete documentation for all the cylinders you get so that you can sleep soundly with the knowledge that all the work that’s been completed –  is not only to the proper specifications but also follows all EPA regulations for handling of refrigerants. We can handle all types of cylinders as well, whether they’re full, partially full, empty or even expired. That’s the main draw of the Refrigerant Services LLC Clean Exchange program: we take your old cylinders and give you new ones.


We can simplify the process for you.


Now, most other commercial refrigerant companies would have you pack up and deliver the cylinders before any refrigerant is reclaimed and any replacements are dispensed to you. That’s not something we want you to have to deal with; which is why we’ve done away with that step entirely. We won’t ask you to cart around heavy cylinders—we’ll come and pick them up ourselves. This is another benefit of our Clean Exchange program: complete consolidation and on-site recovery. Our team of specialists is ready to take care of the job from start to finish. We don’t believe in half measures at Refrigerant Services LLC. Recovering these refrigerants is an important job, so we think it’s best if we’re the ones who do it from start to finish while you get to focus on taking care of your business, your employees and your bottom line.


Whatever you need, we can get.


Not only do we deal with all the standard size cylinders (30 lbs., 50 lbs., 100 lbs., 125 lbs., or 240 lbs.), we can provide you with containers to rent up to half a ton. We also provide tank-renting services by request if you need a new tank in your area. For any extraordinary cases or special needs, simply get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.


What’s the catch?


You’d think there’d be a catch, right? It’s either going to be prohibitively expensive or involve some kind of convoluted process. There actually isn’t a catch! Not only will we give you new cylinders at the best prices we have, we’ll even pay you for every drop of refrigerant you can get from your old, dilapidated cylinders. There’s the revenue stream we were talking about—you’re saving money by getting newer, more efficient and eco-friendly refrigerants and cylinders, and you’ll get paid for it as well. The knock-on effect of this can be huge—we know that trying to get the maximum amount of value out of every aspect of the business is key to achieving growth and profit, and this is our little way of helping you out. Plus, we get to help keep the environment safe from old, harmful refrigerants. It’s a win for everyone.

Our highly-trained and EPA-certified technicians are ready to help not only by getting you the best deals for your old refrigerants, but also by removing potentially harmful refrigerants from your workplace. If you’re ready for a fresh start, we’re just a phone call away—you can reach us at 844-PURECFC (787-3232). We’d be more than happy to tell you more about what our Clean Exchange Program can offer; and how we can work together towards a cleaner, brighter and greener future. If you don’t have time for a call, we have a convenient online form which you can fill out and someone will reach out to you when you’re available.

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What is the EPA and why are refrigerants being reclaimed?

Scott Stanley - Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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What is the EPA?

In July 9, 1970, President Nixon submitted Reorganization Plan No. 3 establishing the Environmental Protection Agency. In the president’s message... Read more

2018 Michigan EPA Compliance

In July 9, 1970, President Nixon submitted Reorganization Plan No. 3 establishing the Environmental Protection Agency. In the president’s message to Congress regarding Reorganization Plan No. 3, he said that the government was “not structured to make a coordinated attack on the pollutants which debase the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land that grows our food." Nixon was proposing the creation of one agency to oversee “research, monitoring, standard-setting, and enforcement activities” that had heretofore been scattered amongst many discrete agencies that had limited avenues in which to work together. It wasn’t until December of 1970 that the EPA began operations.

Nowadays the EPA is responsible for setting environmental policies, rules and regulations which aim to uphold environmental standards. Its stated mission is to protect the environment and seek new ways to preserve its condition. As such it is responsible for the enforcement of things such as the Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocol, which the United States has ratified.

The EPA also funds educational opportunities for those looking to work with them in the future. It employs over fifteen thousand employees and manages a network of environmental volunteers. These volunteers police their assigned areas in an effort to reduce pollution and make their surrounding communities more environmentally-friendly.

Not only does the EPA enforce the current rules, it also sponsors and conducts research into new ways to protect and preserve the environment. It is in light of this kind of research that the EPA prohibits the use of certain harmful chemicals and compounds that may have an adverse effect on the environment and the people living in it. Once the EPA has the evidence it needs from scientific studies, it can then fulfill its other role: that of a regulatory agency. This is what gives the EPA its teeth – its ability to deploy a large number of field agents whose role is to ensure that its regulations and programs are being followed by both businesses and individuals.

To top it all off, the EPA also has a large legal team who assist in pursuing penalties against those who are found to be in violation of EPA regulations. It has both the manpower to find out if you’ve been breaking the law as well as the manpower to make sure you pay for it. In a nutshell, the Environmental Protection Agency protects people and the environment from significant health risks, sponsors and conducts research, and develops and enforces environmental regulations.

Why are refrigerants being reclaimed?

By 2020, the EPA will enforce a phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in compliance with provisions in the Montreal Protocol. Simply put, the Montreal Protocol is a treaty aimed at regulating the production, consumption and sale of chemicals that damage the Earth’s ozone layer. Many HVAC units and refrigeration units sold in the last two decades still use some of these chemicals, so now is the time to start making the switch from these older refrigerants to newer, cleaner variants.  Aside from that, even if the refrigerants used are still allowed, it’s still important to bring them up to the standard for purity specifications for modern refrigerant compounds.

When dealing with older refrigerants there are 3 different options:

  • Recycling refrigerants: Involves taking the refrigerant out of a system and then cleaning it. Once the refrigerant is clean, it can be returned to the system or put in a new container ready for reuse.
  • Reclaiming refrigerants: Typically the most expensive method as it requires the most specialized equipment. Instead of just recycling the refrigerant, all impurities are removed in line with ARI-700 standards for purity, effectively bringing the refrigerant close to the state of never-been-used refrigerants. 
  • Recovering refrigerant: Involves taking out the refrigerant from a system and putting it in a container while the system itself is repaired or tested. No change is done to the refrigerant itself.

If this all sounds complicated, simply get in touch with us – we can fit your business with a refrigerant management plan. It’s definitely not something you want to ignore now that the deadline for compliance is coming up. The bottom line is, if you want to avoid getting on the wrong side of the EPA, it’s best to trust certified professionals to take care of your refrigerant reclamation for you. We at Refrigerant Services LLC are fully certified in refrigerant recovery and replacement services – our highly trained staff has decades worth of experience in the HVAC field. We are fully EPA-compliant and also provide you with complete documentation.

If you’d like to learn more, just call us at 844-PURECFC (787-3232) or send us a message through our online contact form if you don’t have time for a lengthy phone call.

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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
Dec 19thRefrigerants For Cash Thumb

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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