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 contained within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most common 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. By 2020, the production of R-22 will end all together. Introducing R-410A Recognized by the EPA, R-410A is a chlorine-free and ozone-friendly refrigerant. That means it’ll cool your home without damaging the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are designed to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system perform efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for reliability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant, 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. B & B Heating & Cooling is Here to Help Contact B & B Heating & Cooling by calling 314-838-9800 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Florissant, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.