The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump uses its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s sent back through your home. This liquid is contained within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants that’s been in use for 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, the production of R-22 will end all together. Introducing R-410A Recognized by the EPA, R-410A is a chlorine-free and ozone-friendly refrigerant. R-410A will cool your home without damaging the environment. What’s more, 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 reliability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Effective Service Group, LLC in East Hanover, 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. Effective Service Group, LLC is Here to Help Contact Effective Service Group, LLC by calling 973-884-0065 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in East Hanover, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.