Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. 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 home’s cooling system, but one of the most widely used refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being gradually eliminated 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, 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 cool your home 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 dependability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Premier HVAC Services LLC in Greencastle, our cooling models can work with R-410A. If your system was made before 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. Premier HVAC Services LLC is Here to Help Contact Premier HVAC Services LLC by calling 717-597-9900 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Greencastle, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.