The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump relies on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s streamed back into your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants that’s been in use for 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, R-22 will no longer be in production. Introducing R-410A Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. This means it will cool your home without harming the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s highest efficiency systems are made 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 Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes, our cooling products 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 completely phased out. Some manufacturers carry 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. Total Comfort is Here to Help Contact Total Comfort by calling 201-891-1333 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Franklin Lakes, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.