The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. 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 home’s cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants used for a very long time – the R-22 (Freon) is now being gradually eliminated due to 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 cool your home without hurting the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s highest efficiency systems are made to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling in Bountiful, our cooling offerings can work with R-410A. If your system was made before 2010, you may want to consider replacing your cooling system now, before R-22 is scarce. Some manufacturers offer 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. Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling is Here to Help Contact Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling by calling 801-295-3357 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Bountiful, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.