The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump counts on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s streamed back into your home. This liquid is found within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for a very long time – the R-22 (Freon) is now being replaced due to environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. Production of R-22 will cease by 2020. Introducing R-410A R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. This means it will keep your AC running cool without harming the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most efficient systems are made to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system perform efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for durability, quiet operation and improved dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee, our cooling offerings can work with R-410A. If your system was made before 2010, you may want to consider replacing your cooling system now, before R-22 is completely phased out. Some manufacturers carry alternate refrigerants such as R-407C, R-438A and R-422, however, they may not work with an R-22 AC or heat pump and could compromise your system’s performance. Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. is Here to Help Contact Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. by calling 918-682-8238 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Muskogee, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.