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 not environmentally-friendly. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and in the future all air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What do you need to know? If you currently have a heating and cooling system that uses R-22 refrigerant, it does not mean you have to panic or run out to purchase a new system. Production of R-22 refrigerant is winding down, and while the cost will go up, production will go on until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be available for a while. As a result of the change, Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Indianapolis provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution 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. We’re committed to offering you products that are less taxing on the environment while achieving your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions or concerns, give Broad Ripple Service Experts in Indianapolis a call at 317-527-0271.