Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. 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 found within the coils of your home’s cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants used for a very long time – 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, R-22 will no longer be in production. Introducing R-410A Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. This means it will cool your home without damaging the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s most efficient systems are designed to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for reliability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Breathe Healthier Air in Stuart, 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. Breathe Healthier Air is Here to Help Contact Breathe Healthier Air by calling 772-228-6980 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in [[metroarea]], so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.