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 found within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most widely used 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 R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. That means it’ll cool your home without hurting the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are made to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for reliability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Forster Heating in Auburn, 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 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. Forster Heating is Here to Help Contact Forster Heating by calling 530-885-8081 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Auburn, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.