The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. 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 a cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for a very long time – 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. By 2020, the production of R-22 will end all together. Introducing R-410A R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. That means it’ll 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 perform efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for reliability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio, 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. Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. is Here to Help Contact Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. by calling 419-592-4756 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.