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 contained within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants used for a very long time – 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. Production of R-22 will cease by 2020. Introducing R-410A Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. That means it’ll keep your AC running cool without damaging the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most efficient systems are designed to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for durability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount, 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 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. Davis Heating & Air Conditioning is Here to Help Contact Davis Heating & Air Conditioning by calling 540-483-5605 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Rocky Mount, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.