The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. 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 found within the coils of your home’s cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being replaced 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, the production of R-22 will end all together. Introducing R-410A Recognized by the EPA, R-410A is a chlorine-free and ozone-friendly refrigerant. That means it’ll cool your home without harming the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are engineered to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for durability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Speedy Air Conditioning in Naples, 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. Speedy Air Conditioning is Here to Help Contact Speedy Air Conditioning by calling 239-596-2645 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Naples, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.