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 sent back through 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 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 R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. This means it will cool your home without harming the environment. Additionally, Lennox’s most efficient systems are made to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Breeze Air and Heat in Fort Worth, 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. Breeze Air and Heat is Here to Help Contact Breeze Air and Heat by calling 817-864-1021 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Fort Worth, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.