The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump uses its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s circulated around your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants that’s been in use for many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out because of 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 Recognized by the EPA, R-410A is a chlorine-free and ozone-friendly refrigerant. That means it’ll keep your AC running cool without damaging the environment. Additionally, Lennox’s most efficient systems are made to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for reliability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant, our cooling models 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. Olde Towne Heating & Air is Here to Help Contact Olde Towne Heating & Air by calling 843-856-1433 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Mount Pleasant, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.