Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. 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 contained within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants that’s been in use for many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being replaced 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 R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. That means it’ll keep your AC running cool without hurting the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s highest efficiency 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 enhanced dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene, our cooling offerings can work with R-410A. If your system was installed before 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. Abilene Air-Tech Inc is Here to Help Contact Abilene Air-Tech Inc by calling 325-692-5850 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Abilene, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.