The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump uses its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s circulated around your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of your home’s cooling system, but one of the most widely used refrigerants used for a very long time – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out 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, R-22 will no longer be in production. Introducing R-410A Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. That means it’ll cool your home without damaging the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are engineered to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring, our cooling models 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. All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc is Here to Help Contact All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc by calling 417-739-4606 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Reeds Spring, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.