Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump uses 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 widely used refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being replaced 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 R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. This means it will keep your home cool without damaging the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are made to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland, our cooling offerings 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 hard to find. Some manufacturers sell 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. Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning is Here to Help Contact Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning by calling 909-982-5698 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Upland, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.