The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump uses its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s sent back through your home. This liquid is found within the coils of a cooling system, but one of the most typical refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being replaced in response 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 Recognized by the EPA, R-410A is a chlorine-free and ozone-friendly refrigerant. That means it’ll keep your home cool without hurting the environment. What’s more, Lennox’s most efficient systems are engineered to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system operate efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for dependability, quiet operation and better dehumidification, so you’re sure to stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton, our cooling products can work with R-410A. If your system was installed 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. Garoken Energy Co. Inc. is Here to Help Contact Garoken Energy Co. Inc. by calling 503-848-3838 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Beaverton, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.