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, has a negative impact on the environment. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and ultimately all of the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. How does this affect you? If you own a heating and air conditioning system that currently uses R-22 refrigerant, you don’t need to panic or run out to purchase a new system. Production of R-22 refrigerant is winding down, and while the costs will rise, production will occur until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be available for a while. In order to comply with this change, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Gainesville carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice for refrigerants which lowers the impact on the ozone layer. Up to 50% of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. We’re committed to offering products that are less taxing on the environment while realizing your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions or concerns, give Service Experts in Gainesville a call at 352-374-6602.