Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump counts on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s circulated around your home. This liquid is contained within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants that’s been in use for many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being replaced because of environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. Production of R-22 will cease by 2020. Introducing R-410A Recognized by the EPA, R-410A is a chlorine-free and ozone-friendly refrigerant. That means it’ll keep your home cool without harming the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most 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’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City, our cooling models 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 hard to find. Some manufacturers sell 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. Anderson Heating & A/C is Here to Help Contact Anderson Heating & A/C by calling 775-882-8154 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Carson City, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.