Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump uses its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s streamed back into your home. This liquid is found within the coils of your home’s cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being replaced due 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 Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. This means it will keep your home cool without harming the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are designed to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for durability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Hudsonville, our cooling offerings can work with R-410A. If you have a system that was made prior to 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. West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services is Here to Help Contact West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services by calling 616-669-3961 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Hudsonville, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.