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 harmful to the environment. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and in the future all 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, 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 costs will increase, production will go on until 2020. At that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. In order to comply with this change, Donelson Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Nashville provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution for refrigerants which lowers the impact on the ozone layer. Up to half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. Our team of experts is 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 Donelson Air Service Experts in Nashville a call at 615-953-9885.