Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump relies 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 common refrigerants used for a very long time – 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. This means it will keep your AC running cool without hurting the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s highest efficiency systems are made to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for durability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric in Orrville, 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. Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric is Here to Help Contact Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric by calling 330-821-8432 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Orrville, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.