The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump relies on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s sent back through your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most widely used refrigerants that’s been in use for many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being gradually eliminated in response to environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, the production of R-22 will end all together. Introducing R-410A Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. This means it will cool your home without harming the environment. Even better news, 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 durability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas in Dallas, 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. Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas is Here to Help Contact Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas by calling 214-261-0034 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Dallas, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.