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 air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What do you need to know? 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 continue until 2020. After that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. In order to comply with this change, Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Oakville carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice for refrigerants that lessens the damage to the ozone layer. Up to half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. At Abbey Air Service Experts, our experts are committed to providing you with products that are less taxing on the environment while meeting your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions or concerns, give Abbey Air Service Experts in Oakville a call at 289-813-5566.