R-22 Refrigerant Phasing Out The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that R-22 refrigerant (also known as the brand FREON®), a common refrigerant for residential heat pumps and air conditioning systems, is harmful to the environment. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and in the future all air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What does this mean for you? If you currently have a heating and cooling system that uses R-22 refrigerant, you do not necessarily have to panic or run out to purchase a new system. Production of R-22 refrigerant is winding down, and while the costs will increase, production will go on until 2020. After that time recycled refrigerants should be available for a while. As a result of the change, Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Mobile offers R410A, a more environmentally friendly option for refrigerants which lowers the impact on the ozone layer. Almost half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. We’re committed to providing you with products that are less taxing on the environment while realizing your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions about the best solution for you, give Climate Control Service Experts in Mobile a call at 251-202-7503.