In Canada and the northern regions of the United States, autumn is the season when leave start to fall and football gets started. It is also the time of year when people toss their old air conditioning systems and upgrade to new ones. If you are on the lookout, you could reclaim precious metals from old systems – precious metals that can be profitably recycled by a precious metals refinery like us.
Whether you are in the business of installing new air conditioning systems or simply find yourself in possession of a stack of old window units, here are some of the sources of precious metals that you should know about.
Recyclable Gold in Circuit Boards
Modern air conditioning systems and individual units contain circuit boards that can yield quantities of recyclable gold. It is most commonly found on the contact “fingers” on the edges of printed circuit boards. Be on the lookout for them in . . .
- Remote devices that are used to control individual and window air conditioning units in hotels, motels, and private homes.
- Front-panel displays and controls in both window and through-the-wall air conditioning units.
- Central control panels and individual thermostats that are part of larger commercial and industrial systems.
The larger the quantity of these devices that you have, the more gold you have that can be recycled.
Recyclable Platinum and Other Metals in Thermocouples
Thermocouples and thermocouple wire are devices that monitor and control temperatures remotely. Valuable quantities of them can be found in commercial central air conditioning systems. And they are worth money. They can contain platinum, platinum/rhodium alloys, palladium/platinum/gold alloys, rhodium, nickel alloys, tungsten alloys – and even combinations of two noble metals like Gold and Platinum or Platinum and Palladium.
If you come into possession of a quantity of them, they have the potential to be recycled very profitably.
As Temperatures Cool, Your Income from Precious Metals Could Be Heating Up
If you have used air-conditioning systems or units on hand, call Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners at 800-426-2344. We are here to help you turn them into dollars.
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