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 sent back through your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most widely used 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 Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. R-410A will keep your AC running cool without harming the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s highest efficiency systems are made to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system perform efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for reliability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Alltemp Comfort Services LLC in Columbia, 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 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. Alltemp Comfort Services LLC is Here to Help Contact Alltemp Comfort Services LLC by calling 803-318-6995 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Columbia, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.