Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. 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 found within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for a very long time – 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. By 2020, the production of R-22 will end all together. Introducing R-410A R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. R-410A will cool your home without hurting the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most efficient systems are engineered to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop, our cooling offerings 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. Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning is Here to Help Contact Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning by calling 760-784-9034 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Bishop, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.