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 ultimately all the 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 costs will rise, production will go on until 2020. After that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. Because of this change, Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Fort Wayne provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly option 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. Our team of experts is committed to offering you products that are less taxing on the environment while meeting your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. Our experts are available to talk with you about your best solution, give Rolf Griffin Service Experts in Fort Wayne a call at 260-557-1275.