Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump counts on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s circulated around your home. This liquid is contained within the coils of your home’s cooling system, but one of the most typical 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. Additionally, Lennox’s most highly efficient 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 better dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing in Selbyville, our cooling offerings 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. Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing is Here to Help Contact Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing by calling 302-436-2922 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Selbyville, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.