The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. 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 typical refrigerants used for a very long time – 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 Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. This means it will keep your home cool without damaging 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 can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Knoechel Heating Company in Zelienople, our cooling models can work with R-410A. If you have a system that was made prior to 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. Knoechel Heating Company is Here to Help Contact Knoechel Heating Company by calling 724-452-6280 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Zelienople, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.