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 contained within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being gradually eliminated due to environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. Production of R-22 will cease by 2020. 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 hurting the environment. What’s more, 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 durability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC in Northwest Arkansas, our cooling products 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. AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC is Here to Help Contact AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC by calling 479-372-4304 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Northwest Arkansas, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.