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Do You Have Questions About Refrigerant?

Low on Refrigerant?

Refrigerant is the chemical inside the piping and coils of your air conditioning system. By changing from a liquid state to a gas state it removes the heat from your home.  If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant or if it is over charged you can end up with cooling issues. Having the proper charge of refrigerant is vital to reaching peak efficiency. Your air conditioner was designed to work with specific types and quantities of  Refrigeran and is a critical part of making your air conditioner work right. 

Types of Refrigerant 

There are many types of air conditioning refrigerant out there. walk in coolers, freezers, even cars all run on different types of refidgerant.  Most houses and office building equipment these days are either R-22 or R-410A.  The federal government has banned the manufacturing of R-22 due to the environmental impact of R-22 which unfortunately has driven the cost of refrigerant up rather quickly.  If you need to know what the cost of refrigerant is per pound just give us a call and we can get your questions answered.  The price of R-22 changes rapidly as the supply and availability diminishes.  As far as the price of R-410A it stays pretty stabile from day to day.  When you think of refrigerant and the air conditioning experts in the Treasure Valley just remember the guys in the Big Yellow Trucks.  Drake Mechanical is the leading experts in all things refrigeration since 1909.  Whether you need refrigerant for your home,your office, or you need the refrigerant levels checked in your chiller, walk in cooler or other item Drake Mechanical has the experts that can help you out and get you up and cooling things off!

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Areas Where Drake Mechanical Can Help You With Your Refrigerant Needs:

  • Boise
  • Meridian
  • Eagle
  • Nampa
  • Caldwell
  • Kuna
  • Star
  • Middleton
  • Marsing
  • Mountain Home
  • Nyssa
  • Ontario
  • Idaho City
  • Garden Valley
  • Notus
  • Parma


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Boise, Idaho, 83709

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