Refrigerant suppliers insist that they are not “crying wolf” with dire warnings about the future availability of high GWP refrigerants like R404A.
Despite seeing the price of R404A double in the last year, refrigerant suppliers have warned that it will shortly be less about whether end users can afford this high GWP refrigerant and more about whether they can actually obtain any.
This was the overriding message at a special presentation organised by Bristol-based refrigerant company IDS Climalife last week.
Climalife MD Alan Harper warned that the F-gas “honeymoon” is over. “Prices will continue to increase this year and their may be limitations on supply,” he said. “Next year it won’t be about pricing it will be about availability.”