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 do you need to know? 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 time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. Because of this change, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Memphis carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice for refrigerants that lessens the damage to the ozone layer. Almost 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 realizing your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. Our experts are available to talk with you about your best solution, give Service Experts in Memphis a call at 901-235-1196.