The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump uses its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s sent back through your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants used for a very long time – the R-22 (Freon) is now being gradually eliminated due to environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, the production of R-22 will end all together. Introducing R-410A R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. This means it will keep your AC running cool without harming the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most efficient systems are made to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system perform efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning in Augusta, our cooling products can work with R-410A. If your system was made 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. Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning is Here to Help Contact Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning by calling 706-722-5304 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Augusta, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.