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 contained 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 phased out 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 R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. R-410A will cool your home without damaging the environment. Additionally, Lennox’s highest efficiency 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 enhanced dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg, our cooling products 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 completely phased out. Some manufacturers carry 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. Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning is Here to Help Contact Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning by calling 601-268-3486 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Hattiesburg, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.