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 circulated around your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out in response to environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, the production of R-22 will end all together. Introducing R-410A R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. This means it will keep your home cool without damaging the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s most efficient systems are designed to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble, 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 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. Arrings A/C & Heating is Here to Help Contact Arrings A/C & Heating by calling 281-713-8304 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Humble, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.