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 housed within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most widely used refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out in response to environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. Production of R-22 will cease by 2020. Introducing R-410A R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. This means it will keep your AC running cool without damaging the environment. Additionally, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are engineered to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for durability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At B&D Air Conditioning in Safford, our cooling models 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 hard to find. Some manufacturers sell 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. B&D Air Conditioning is Here to Help Contact B&D Air Conditioning by calling 928-432-6018 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Safford, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.