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 eventually all of the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What do you need to know? If you currently have a heating and cooling system that 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. As a result of the change, Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Richmond carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly option for refrigerants which lowers the impact on the ozone layer. Almost half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. Our team of experts is 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 or concerns, give Eveready Service Experts in Richmond a call at 804-548-4480.