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 eventually all 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 costs will rise, production will go on until 2020. After that time recycled refrigerants should be obtainable for a while. As a result of the change, San Antonio Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in San Antonio provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution for refrigerants which lowers the impact on 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 products that are less taxing on the environment while achieving your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. Our experts are available to talk with you about your best solution, give San Antonio Air Service Experts in San Antonio a call at 210-570-9705.