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. How does this affect 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 cost will go up, production will occur until 2020. After that time recycled refrigerants should be available for a while. In order to comply with this change, Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air in Atlanta provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution for refrigerants which will reduce the damage to the ozone layer. Up to 50% of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. Our team of experts is committed to offering you products that are less taxing on the environment while achieving your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions about the best solution for you, give Peachtree Service Experts in Atlanta a call at 678-235-9699.