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 circulated around your home. This liquid is contained within the coils of your home’s cooling system, but one of the most widely used 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 Recognized by the EPA, R-410A is a chlorine-free and ozone-friendly refrigerant. This means it will keep your AC running cool without damaging the environment. Additionally, Lennox’s most efficient systems are engineered to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system perform efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for reliability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa, our cooling products 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 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. Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning is Here to Help Contact Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning by calling 432-333-2208 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Odessa, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.