In January the EPA mandated a 45% reduction in future production of R-22 in line with the scheduled phase-out. Prices immediately doubled nationwide.
Sad to see it happen because I think 22 kicks all over 410a. we are seeing so many leaks in coils and pressure problems becuause it operates at almost twice the suction and head pressures.
I am glad to hear it is 'earth friendly' because it is venting all over creation with the leaks it is causing.
R134a was such a sweet replacement for R12. Unfortunately it is not that way with 410.
Here is a head to head video of the two.
article here on it
I just was on a rooftop last night with a one year old package unit with a 410a leaking coil....