Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. Stored in your air conditioner’s coils, refrigerants are liquids that cool and dehumidify your air. Without refrigerants, air conditioning would not be possible. For years, 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 damage to the environment. Introducing R-410A To lessen environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now compatible with the new R-410A AC refrigerant. R-410A is EPA-recognized and doesn’t contain chlorine, which means it’s ozone-friendly. You can feel at ease using this refrigerant in Laguna Hills 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 built prior to 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You may want to investigate upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is completely unavailable. The old refrigerant will become rare in the next few years, costing you more to run your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at White Mechanical, Inc. work with R-410A, so you know we have an AC or heat pump you can better rely on. Additionally, steer clear of”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. White Mechanical, Inc. is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or updating to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 949-284-6382 or schedule an in-person consulation online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Laguna Hills area.