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, has a negative impact on the environment. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and in the future all the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What does this mean for you? If your home has a heating and air conditioning 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 cost will go up, production will occur until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be available for a while. Because of this change, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Kingston carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution for refrigerants which will reduce the damage to the ozone layer. Up to half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. We’re committed to offering you 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 Heating & Air Conditioning in Kingston a call at 613-817-1591.