R-22 Refrigerant Phasing Out The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that R-22 refrigerant (also known as the brand FREON®), a common refrigerant for residential heat pumps and air conditioning systems, is not environmentally-friendly. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and eventually all of the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What does this mean for you? If you own a heating and air conditioning system that currently uses R-22 refrigerant, you don’t need to panic or run out to purchase a new system. Production of R-22 refrigerant is winding down, and while the costs will increase, production will occur until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. In order to comply with this change, Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbia provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice for refrigerants that lessens the damage to the ozone layer. Up to half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. Our team of experts is committed to offering you products that are less taxing on the environment while meeting your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions or concerns, give Midland Air Service Experts in Columbia a call at 803-399-7208.