The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. A refrigerant is a liquid that is stored in your AC coils, which help cool and dehumidify the indoor air. If we didn’t have refrigerants, we wouldn’t have air conditioning. For years, the most common AC refrigerant was R-22 (Freon), but in 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated the phase-out of R-22 through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, it will no longer be legal to produce R-22 due to its damage to the environment. Introducing R-410A To lessen environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now designed to work with the new R-410A AC refrigerant. R-410A is EPA-recognized and doesn’t contain chlorine, so it’s ozone-friendly. You can feel at ease using this refrigerant in East Hanover because it’ll help make your system perform efficiently, reliably and quietly, and deliver the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was manufactured before 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You might look into upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is totally out of production. The old refrigerant will become scarce in the next few years, costing you more to use your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at Effective Service Group, LLC. work with R-410A, so you can be sure we have an AC or heat pump more suited to your needs. Be sure to refrain from using”alternate refrigerants that claim to work in R-22 systems. These include R-407C, R-438A and R-422, all of which can actually compromise your system’s performance. Effective Service Group, LLC. is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or moving to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 973-884-0065 or arrange an in-person meeting online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the East Hanover area.