The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump counts on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s sent back through your home. This liquid is found within the coils of your cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants that’s been in use for many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out because of environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, R-22 will no longer be in production. Introducing R-410A Chlorine-free and ozone-friendly, R-410A is recognized by the EPA. That means it’ll keep your AC running cool without hurting the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s most highly efficient systems are designed to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for durability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you can stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At J.L. Brady Company LLC in Moline, our cooling offerings can work with R-410A. If you have a system that was made prior to 2010, you may want to consider replacing your cooling system now, before R-22 is hard to find. Some manufacturers sell alternate refrigerants such as R-407C, R-438A and R-422, however, they may not work with an R-22 AC or heat pump and could compromise your system’s performance. J.L. Brady Company LLC is Here to Help Contact J.L. Brady Company LLC by calling 309-517-7511 or scheduling an appointment online to discover more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Moline, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.