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 in the future all air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What do you need to know? If your home has a heating and air conditioning system that 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 occur until 2020. After that time recycled refrigerants should be available for a while. As a result of the change, Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Rochester 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 providing you with 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 Strogen's Service Experts in Rochester a call at 603-923-4570.