Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. 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 found within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being gradually eliminated 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 Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. This means it will cool your home without hurting the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are made 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 can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville, 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. Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC is Here to Help Contact Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC by calling 662-269-8716 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.