Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. Refrigerants are liquids stored in your air conditioner’s coils that cool and dehumidify indoor air. If we didn’t have refrigerants, we wouldn’t have air conditioning. For years, the most common AC refrigerant was R-22 (Freon), but in 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated the phase-out of R-22 through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, R-22 will no longer be legal to produce due to its destructive impact to the environment. Introducing R-410A To reduce environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now designed to work with the new R-410A AC refrigerant. R-410A is EPA-recognized and is free of chlorine, so it’s ozone-friendly. You can feel at ease using this refrigerant in Alliance because it’ll help make your AC work efficiently, reliably and quietly, and deliver the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was made before 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You probably should look into upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is completely unavailable. The old refrigerant will become hard to find in the next few years, costing you more to operate your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces work with R-410A, so you can rest assured we have an AC or heat pump more suited to your needs. Additionally, refrain from using”alternate refrigerants that claim to work in R-22 systems. These include R-407C, R-438A and R-422, all of which can actually compromise your system’s performance. Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or moving to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 308-646-3827 or set up an in-person meeting online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Box Butte County area.