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 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, R-22 will no longer be legal to produce as a result of its destructive impact to the environment. Introducing R-410A To reduce environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now designed to work with the new R-410A AC refrigerant. R-410A is EPA-recognized and contains no chlorine, so it’s ozone-friendly. You can feel great about using this refrigerant in Scottsboro because it’ll help make your cooling 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 made prior to 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You might think about upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is completely out of production. The old refrigerant will become hard to find in the next few years, costing you more to run your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. work with R-410A, so you know we have an AC or heat pump you can better rely on. Be sure to 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. Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or updating to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 256-574-1300 or arrange an in-person consulation online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Scottsboro area.