Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump uses its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s streamed back into your home. This liquid is found within the coils of a 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 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, R-22 will no longer be in production. Introducing R-410A R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. This means it will keep your home cool without hurting the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s highest efficiency systems are engineered to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Humble, 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. Air Houston Mechanical LLC is Here to Help Contact Air Houston Mechanical LLC by calling 832-777-1521 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.