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 the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What does this mean for you? If you currently have a heating and cooling system that uses R-22 refrigerant, it does not mean you have to panic or run out to purchase a new system. Production of R-22 refrigerant is winding down, and while the costs will increase, production will occur until 2020. At that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. As a result of the change, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Denver offers R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution for refrigerants that lessens the damage to the ozone layer. Up to 50% of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. At Service Experts, our experts are committed to providing you with products that are less taxing on the environment while meeting your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions or concerns, give Service Experts in Denver a call at 303-647-5853.