The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump relies on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s circulated around your home. This liquid is housed within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for a very long time – the R-22 (Freon) is now being gradually eliminated due to 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 R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. This means it will keep your home cool without hurting the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are engineered 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 can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron, our cooling offerings can work with R-410A. If your system was made before 2010, you may want to consider replacing your cooling system now, before R-22 is hard to find. Some manufacturers sell 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. MPC Heating & Cooling is Here to Help Contact MPC Heating & Cooling by calling 308-432-5301 or scheduling an appointment online to learn more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Chadron, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.