Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. 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 a long time, 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 because of its destructive impact 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 is free of chlorine, which means it’s ozone-friendly. You can feel at ease using this refrigerant in Brea because it’ll help make your system operate efficiently, reliably and quietly, and provide the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was made prior to 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You probably should investigate upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is totally out of production. The old refrigerant will become hard to find in the next few years, costing you more to use your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at Econo Air work with R-410A, so you can be sure we have an AC or heat pump you can better rely on. 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. Econo Air is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or updating to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 714-695-6661 or set up an in-person appointment online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Brea area.