Learn more about what an EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimer is, why you should use one, and how DivPC can help “reclaim” your recovered refrigerants.
What is an EPA-Certified Refrigerant Reclaimer?
EPA-certified reclaimers are companies that are authorized by the EPA to convert used refrigerants into new refrigerants that can be sold to licensed HVAC professionals. Through exhaustive chemical and mechanical processes, these providers “reclaim” recovered refrigerants to meet the same purity standards required of new refrigerants.
While other companies may take used gases, not all of them are approved reclaimers. EPA-certified reclaimers meet a set of EPA-established requirements to ensure recovered refrigerants are safely and properly collected, processed, and sold. Among other things, these reclaimers must demonstrate that they have sanctioned equipment and the means to effectively process refrigerant and accurately test its purity levels.
Why Should You Use One?
HVAC professionals often work directly with these reclaimers to secure higher rates for their recovered gases, as well as competitive prices for new refrigerants. Regardless of who collects it, eventually all recovered refrigerants end up with an EPA-certified reclaimer.
EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimers rely on buying recovered refrigerants from HVAC professionals. While R-22 is a popular buyback product, some reclaimers will also buy R-410A, R-11, R-12, etc.
Additionally, these providers may serve as reliable sources for popular refrigerants that are low in supply. Why? The EPA does not cap refrigerant reclamation activity. For example, R-22 is being phased out and in 2020 it will no longer be imported or produced. However, EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimers can reclaim R-22 up to and beyond 2020. Partnering with an EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimer can help ensure that you have access to hard-to-find refrigerants.
DivPC is an EPA-Certified Refrigerant Reclaimer
DPC is one of the largest EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimers in the United States and buys recovered R-22, R-410A, R-123, R-11, R-12, R-134a, R-502, R-113, and R-114. Additionally, DPC sells refrigerants at competitive rates while offering volume discounts and free shipping.