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. 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 increase, production will go on until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be obtainable for a while. Because of this change, Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hurricane offers R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice for refrigerants that lessens the damage to the ozone layer. Up to 50% of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. We’re committed to offering you 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 Teays Valley Service Experts in Hurricane a call at 304-760-5088.