The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump uses its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s circulated around your home. This liquid is found within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most widely used refrigerants used for a very long time – the R-22 (Freon) is now being replaced because of environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, R-22 will no longer be in production. Introducing R-410A Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. R-410A will keep your AC running cool without harming the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s most efficient systems are made to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling in Columbus, our cooling products can work with R-410A. If you have a system that was made prior to 2010, you may want to consider replacing your cooling system now, before R-22 is hard to find. Some manufacturers sell 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. Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling is Here to Help Contact Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling by calling 614-451-0846 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in [[metroarea]], so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.