The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump counts on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s sent back through your home. This liquid is contained within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out because of environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. Production of R-22 will cease by 2020. Introducing R-410A R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. This means it will keep your AC running cool without damaging the environment. Even better news, 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 durability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Hopper Heating and Air in Shelby, our cooling models 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. Hopper Heating and Air is Here to Help Contact Hopper Heating and Air by calling 704-233-7363 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in [[metroarea]], so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.