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 eventually all the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. How does this affect you? If your home has a heating and air conditioning system that uses R-22 refrigerant, you do not necessarily have 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, D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Albany carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice 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. Our team of experts is committed to offering you products that are less taxing on the environment while realizing your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions or concerns, give D.A. Bennett Service Experts in Albany a call at 518-205-3324.