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 does this mean for you? If you own a heating and air conditioning system that currently uses R-22 refrigerant, you do not necessarily 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. After that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. Because of this change, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Niagara Falls provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution for refrigerants which will reduce the damage to the ozone layer. Up to 50% of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Niagara Falls a call at 289-273-2229.