Cooling Refrigerants of the Future. Refrigerants are liquids stored in your air conditioner’s coils that cool and dehumidify indoor air. If there weren’t refrigerants, there wouldn’t be air conditioning. For a long time, the most common AC refrigerant was R-22 (Freon), but in 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated the phase-out of R-22 through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, it will no longer be legal to produce R-22 as a result of its destructive impact to the environment. Introducing R-410A To reduce environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now engineered to work with the new R-410A AC refrigerant. R-410A is EPA-recognized and is free of chlorine, making it ozone-friendly. You can feel good about using this refrigerant in Englewood because it’ll help make your AC operate efficiently, reliably and quietly, and provide the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was built before 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You might investigate upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is ultimately phased out. The old refrigerant will become scarce in the next few years, costing you more to use your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at Symbiont Service Corp work with R-410A, so you can be sure we have an AC or heat pump more suited to your needs. Additionally, refrain from using”alternate refrigerants that claim to work in R-22 systems. These include R-407C, R-438A and R-422, all of which can actually compromise your system’s performance. Symbiont Service Corp is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or moving to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 941-306-4161 or schedule an in-person consulation online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Sarasota County area.