Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. 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 as a result 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 great about using this refrigerant in West Valley because it’ll help make your cooling system perform efficiently, reliably and quietly, and provide the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was manufactured before 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You may want to think about upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is totally phased out. The old refrigerant will become rare in the next few years, costing you more to use your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning 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. Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or upgrading to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 801-305-4777 or set up an in-person appointment online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Salt Lake City area.