Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. A refrigerant is a liquid that is stored in your AC coils, which help cool and dehumidify the indoor air. If there weren’t refrigerants, there wouldn’t be air conditioning. For a long time, the most common AC refrigerant was R-22 (Freon), but in 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated the phase-out of R-22 through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, it will be illegal to produce R-22 due to its destructive impact to the environment. Introducing R-410A To decrease environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now designed to work with the new R-410A AC refrigerant. R-410A is EPA-recognized and is free of chlorine, so it’s ozone-friendly. You can feel good about using this refrigerant in Cape Coral because it’ll help make your cooling system work efficiently, reliably and quietly, and offer the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was manufactured before 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You might investigate upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is ultimately phased out. The old refrigerant will become scarce in the next few years, costing you more to operate your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at Comfort Zone Inc work with R-410A, so you know we have an AC or heat pump you can better rely on. You should also refrain from using”alternate refrigerants that claim to work in R-22 systems. These include R-407C, R-438A and R-422, all of which can actually compromise your system’s performance. Comfort Zone Inc is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or upgrading to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 239-214-0411 or set up an in-person appointment online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Southwest Florida area.