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 do you need to know? 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 rise, production will go on until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be obtainable for a while. In order to comply with this change, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Longmont offers 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. At Service Experts, our experts are committed to offering products that are less taxing on the environment while meeting your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. Our experts are available to talk with you about your best solution, give Service Experts in Longmont a call at 303-647-5749.