Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. An air conditioner or heat pump uses its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s circulated around your home. This liquid is contained within the coils of your home’s cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being gradually eliminated because of 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 Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. R-410A will cool your home without damaging the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are designed to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for reliability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe, our cooling offerings can work with R-410A. If your system was installed 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. Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is Here to Help Contact Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning by calling 913-432-3342 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Olathe, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.