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 eventually all of 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, 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 rise, production will occur until 2020. At that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. As a result of the change, McKinley Heating Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Edmonton carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice for refrigerants which lowers the impact on the ozone layer. Up to half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. At McKinley Heating Service Experts, our experts are committed to providing you with 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 McKinley Heating Service Experts in Edmonton a call at 780-800-7092.