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 eventually all air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. How does this affect you? If you own a heating and air conditioning system that currently uses R-22 refrigerant, you do not necessarily have 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 continue until 2020. After that time recycled refrigerants should be obtainable for a while. In order to comply with this change, Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Jackson carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution 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 achieving your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions about the best solution for you, give Comfortech Service Experts in Jackson a call at 601-852-3105.