The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump counts on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s circulated around your home. This liquid is found within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants used for many, many years – 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. Production of R-22 will cease by 2020. Introducing R-410A Recognized by the EPA, R-410A is a chlorine-free and ozone-friendly refrigerant. R-410A will cool your home without damaging the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s highest efficiency systems are engineered to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system perform efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge, our cooling offerings can work with R-410A. If your system was installed 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. Cool Power LLC is Here to Help Contact Cool Power LLC by calling 631-360-2665 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Hauppauge, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.