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. How does this affect you? If you currently have a heating and cooling system that 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 rise, production will occur until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. As a result of the change, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Fort Lauderdale offers R410A, a more environmentally friendly option for refrigerants which lowers the impact on the ozone layer. Up to 50% of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. Our team of experts is committed to offering products that are less taxing on the environment while achieving your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. Our experts are available to talk with you about your best solution, give Service Experts in Fort Lauderdale a call at 954-736-4314.