As an HVAC contractor, it is your responsibility to properly recover refrigerant whenever you come across it on a job site. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is required by law. But, the great news is that you can make money off of the reclaimed refrigerant with the Clean Exchange Program at CE.
Why Reclaim Refrigerant
Before getting into the details of the Clean Exchange Program, let’s have a quick refresher about why it’s so important to reclaim refrigerant. Common refrigerants, such as R-22, have been proven to be harmful to the ozone layer. As such, there are laws in place that prohibit anyone from releasing these dangerous substances into the atmosphere. So, not recovering the refrigerant is simply not an option. It’s what you do next that can make a difference in your bottom line.
Refrigerant Recovery Made Easy
At CE, we know that your time is valuable, and we are proud to offer tools that make recovering refrigerant as simple and swift as possible. Our Refrigerant Recovery Machine by TRADEPRO® is small enough to carry with you, yet strong enough to reclaim refrigerant on any size job. It is able to quickly recover both vapor and liquid refrigerants, has a built-in condenser, and was built to last. It also self purges at the end of a job, so there is no risk of cross contamination for the next job.
We Pay for Recovered Refrigerant
When the supply of a product goes down, the demand for it goes up. This is what is currently happening with R-22. Within the next few years, R-22 will no longer be produced because of its proven harmful effects on the atmosphere. However, there is still a lot of HVAC equipment that relies on R-22, and it is estimated that the demand for the substance will continue for many years. That means that the refrigerant you recover on the job site is now a valuable commodity.
About the Clean Exchange Program
For the past eight years, we have offered the Clean Exchange Program via our partnership with Hudson Technologies. Here’s how it works:
- Bring us a cylinder filled with old refrigerant. There are no size limits—we accept all sizes.
- We will give you a clean, evacuated, painted, hydrostatically tested jug that is ready to use.
- We pay you for the old refrigerant.
It’s really that simple. You give us an old tank, we give you a new one, and we pay you for the recovered refrigerant.
The Clean Exchange Program can be completed at any of our sales centers, and it happens on the spot with no waiting for a check in the mail. There is no need to try to consolidate the recovered refrigerant into large tanks—in fact, we hope that you don’t, as that can contaminate the refrigerant.
While you used to view reclaiming refrigerant as an extra task on your to-do list, you can now look at it as an easy way to boost your income. Contact us to learn more.