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 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 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 hurting the environment. Even better news, 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 durability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc in Bossier City, 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 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. Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc is Here to Help Contact Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc by calling 318-747-4965 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Bossier City, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.