Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. Stored in your air conditioner’s coils, refrigerants are liquids that cool and dehumidify your air. If we didn’t have refrigerants, we wouldn’t have air conditioning. 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 because of its destructive impact 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, so it’s ozone-friendly. You can feel good about using this refrigerant in Ballwin because it’ll help make your system operate efficiently, reliably and quietly, and deliver the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was built anytime before 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You might think about upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is ultimately out of production. The old refrigerant will become hard to find in the next few years, costing you more to use your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at Air Alliance Team work with R-410A, so you know we have an AC or heat pump more suited to your needs. 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. Air Alliance Team is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or moving to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 636-498-0051 or set up an in-person meeting online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the St. Louis County area.