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 streamed back into your home. This liquid is contained within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out in response to 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. R-410A will keep your AC running cool without damaging the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are designed to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for durability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco, our cooling offerings can work with R-410A. If you have a system that was made prior to 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. Clean Air HVAC is Here to Help Contact Clean Air HVAC by calling 925-233-6238 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Pacheco, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.