The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. Stored in your air conditioner’s coils, refrigerants are liquids that cool and dehumidify your air. If we didn’t have refrigerants, we wouldn’t have air conditioning. For a long time, the most common AC refrigerant was R-22 (Freon), but in 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated the phase-out of R-22 through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, R-22 will no longer be legal to produce because of its damage to the environment. Introducing R-410A To reduce environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now designed to work with the new R-410A AC refrigerant. R-410A is EPA-recognized and is free of chlorine, which means it’s ozone-friendly. You can feel at ease using this refrigerant in the Midlands because it’ll help make your AC operate efficiently, reliably and quietly, and deliver the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was made anytime before 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You probably should look into upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is totally phased out. The old refrigerant will become rare in the next few years, costing you more to use your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC work with R-410A, so you know we have an AC or heat pump that better meets your needs. You should also refrain from using”alternate refrigerants that claim to work in R-22 systems. These include R-407C, R-438A and R-422, all of which can actually compromise your system’s performance. Alltemp Comfort Services LLC is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or moving to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 803-220-0753 or set up an in-person consulation online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the the Midlands area.