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, has a negative impact on the environment. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and eventually all of the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What does this mean for you? If you own a heating and air conditioning system that currently uses R-22 refrigerant, you do not necessarily have 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. At that time recycled refrigerants should be available for a while. As a result of the change, Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts in Windsor carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly option for refrigerants which will reduce the damage to the ozone layer. Almost half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. We’re committed to offering products that are less taxing on the environment while realizing your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions or concerns, give Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts in Windsor a call at 226-773-3357.