Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump uses 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 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, R-22 will no longer be in production. Introducing R-410A Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. This means it will keep your home cool without harming the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s most efficient systems are engineered to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Strine's Heating & A/C Inc in South Central PA, 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 completely phased out. Some manufacturers carry 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. Strine's Heating & A/C Inc is Here to Help Contact Strine's Heating & A/C Inc by calling 717-755-4127 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in South Central PA, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.