Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. Stored in your air conditioner’s coils, refrigerants are liquids that cool and dehumidify your air. If there weren’t refrigerants, there wouldn’t be air conditioning. For years, the most common AC refrigerant was R-22 (Freon), but in 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated the phase-out of R-22 through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, it will no longer be legal to produce R-22 because of its negative effects on the environment. Introducing R-410A To decrease environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now compatible with the new R-410A AC refrigerant. R-410A is EPA-recognized and doesn’t contain chlorine, making it ozone-friendly. You can feel at ease using this refrigerant in Plainfield because it’ll help make your system perform efficiently, reliably and quietly, and provide the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was manufactured anytime before 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You probably should investigate upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is completely phased out. The old refrigerant will become hard to find in the next few years, costing you more to run your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc work with R-410A, so you can rest assured we have an AC or heat pump you can better rely on. Be sure to avoid”alternate refrigerants that claim to work in R-22 systems. These include R-407C, R-438A and R-422, all of which can actually compromise your system’s performance. PWA Heating & Cooling Inc is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or upgrading to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 815-768-6656 or set up an in-person consulation online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Plainfield area.