Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump counts on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s streamed back into your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of your home’s cooling system, but one of the most widely used refrigerants used for a very long time – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out in response to 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. That means it’ll keep your AC running cool without damaging the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most efficient systems are engineered to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for reliability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Durable Service in Holdrege, our cooling models 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 scarce. Some manufacturers offer 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. Durable Service is Here to Help Contact Durable Service by calling 308-995-8177 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Holdrege, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.