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How much does freon cost per pound?

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As of June 2015, the average price of Freon is $300 per 30-pound cylinder, which translates to about $10 per pound. The price of Freon is affected by demand and other market variables, so its price may fluctuate from week to week, according to Refrigerant HQ.

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Among the provisions of the Clean Air Act is the phasing out of R22 as a refrigerant. R22 was deemed harmful to the environment because of its component that contributes to the depletion of the ozone layer, according to Cool Today. The phase-out began in January 2010 and will be completed by 2020. The price of Freon during this period is expected to go higher as the supply gradually becomes scarce.

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