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 harmful to the environment. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and ultimately all of the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What does this mean for you? If you own a heating and air conditioning system that currently 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 costs will increase, production will occur until 2020. At that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. As a result of the change, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Ocala provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice for refrigerants which will reduce the damage to the ozone layer. Up to half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. At Service Experts, our experts are committed to providing you with 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 Service Experts in Ocala a call at 352-414-4006.