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 ultimately all the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What does this mean for you? If you own a heating and air conditioning system that currently uses R-22 refrigerant, you don’t need 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. At that point recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. In order to comply with this change, Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Covington provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice for refrigerants which will reduce the damage to the ozone layer. Up to 50% of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. We’re committed to providing you with products that are less taxing on the environment while realizing your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions about the best solution for you, give Knochelmann Service Experts in Covington a call at 859-905-0834.