The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. Refrigerants are liquids stored in your air conditioner’s coils that cool and dehumidify indoor 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 because of its destructive impact to the environment. Introducing R-410A To decrease environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now engineered 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 good about using this refrigerant in Murrieta because it’ll help make your AC operate efficiently, reliably and quietly, and offer 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 think about upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is completely out of production. The old refrigerant will become rare in the next few years, costing you more to operate your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at Cool Air Solutions work with R-410A, so you can be sure we have an AC or heat pump you can better rely on. You should also avoid”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. Cool Air Solutions is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or updating to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 951-299-9853 or schedule an in-person consulation online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Riverside County area.