The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump counts on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s streamed back into your home. This liquid is found 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 due 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. R-410A will keep your AC running cool without damaging 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 durability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile, 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. Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc is Here to Help Contact Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc by calling 251-471-2674 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Mobile, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.