The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. Refrigerants are liquids stored in your air conditioner’s coils that cool and dehumidify indoor 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 as a result of its destructive impact to the environment. Introducing R-410A To reduce environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now engineered to work with the new R-410A AC refrigerant. R-410A is EPA-recognized and is free of chlorine, which means it’s ozone-friendly. You can feel at ease using this refrigerant in Pacheco because it’ll help make your AC perform efficiently, reliably and quietly, and deliver the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was built prior to 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You may want to think about upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is totally out of production. The old refrigerant will become hard to find in the next few years, costing you more to operate your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at Clean Air HVAC work with R-410A, so you can be sure we have an AC or heat pump you can better rely on. Be sure to steer clear of”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. Clean Air HVAC is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or updating to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 925-689-7017 or set up an in-person meeting online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Pacheco area.