Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump relies on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s streamed back into your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants that’s been in use for many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out 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 R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. That means it’ll cool your home without harming the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s highest efficiency 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 better dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing in McMurray, our cooling offerings 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 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. Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is Here to Help Contact Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing by calling 724-370-0141 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.