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 ultimately all of 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 cost will go up, production will occur until 2020. After that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. As a result of the change, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Canada provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice for refrigerants that lessens 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 products that are less taxing on the environment while meeting your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions about the best solution for you, give Service Experts in Canada a call at 866-397-3787.