Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump counts on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s circulated around your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out due 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 Recognized by the EPA, R-410A is a chlorine-free and ozone-friendly refrigerant. This means it will keep your home cool without hurting the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most efficient systems are engineered to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system perform efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for durability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa, our cooling products can work with R-410A. If your system was installed 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. KDM Service Corporation is Here to Help Contact KDM Service Corporation by calling 205-758-2703 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Tuscaloosa, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.