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 sent back through your home. This liquid is contained within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants that’s been in use for many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out because of 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 R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. That means it’ll keep your home cool without hurting the environment. Additionally, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are designed to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for reliability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Point Heating & Cooling in Plover, 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 completely phased out. Some manufacturers carry 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. Point Heating & Cooling is Here to Help Contact Point Heating & Cooling by calling 715-345-1979 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Plover, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.