Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump counts on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s streamed back into your home. This liquid is contained within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for a very long time – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out because of environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, R-22 will no longer be in production. Introducing R-410A Recognized by the EPA, R-410A is a chlorine-free and ozone-friendly refrigerant. This means it will keep your AC running cool without hurting the environment. Additionally, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are designed to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system perform efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning in Saint Marys, our cooling products can work with R-410A. If your system was installed before 2010, you may want to consider replacing your cooling system now, before R-22 is completely phased out. Some manufacturers carry alternate refrigerants such as R-407C, R-438A and R-422, however, they may not work with an R-22 AC or heat pump and could compromise your system’s performance. Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning is Here to Help Contact Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning by calling 912-208-2470 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in [[metroarea]], so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.