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 not environmentally-friendly. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and in the future all the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. How does this affect you? If you currently have a heating and cooling system that uses R-22 refrigerant, it does not mean you 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. At that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. In order to comply with this change, Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in La Porte 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 offering you products that are less taxing on the environment while realizing your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions about the best solution for you, give Finch Air Conditioning in La Porte a call at 281-407-9478.