Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. Stored in your air conditioner’s coils, refrigerants are liquids that cool and dehumidify your air. If there weren’t refrigerants, there wouldn’t be 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, R-22 will no longer be legal to produce as a result of its damage to the environment. Introducing R-410A To lessen environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now engineered to work with the new R-410A AC refrigerant. R-410A is EPA-recognized and doesn’t contain chlorine, making it ozone-friendly. You can feel at ease using this refrigerant in Macon because it’ll help make your system work efficiently, reliably and quietly, and provide the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was manufactured anytime before 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You may want to investigate upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is completely 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 Air Temperature Control work with R-410A, so you can be sure we have an AC or heat pump that better meets your needs. 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. Air Temperature Control is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or moving to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 478-784-1109 or set up an in-person meeting online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Macon area.