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 of the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. How does this affect you? If your home has a heating and air conditioning 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 increase, production will go on until 2020. At that time recycled refrigerants should be obtainable for a while. Because of this change, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Salt Lake City provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution for refrigerants which lowers the impact on the ozone layer. Almost 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 realizing your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions or concerns, give Service Experts in Salt Lake City a call at 801-871-8425.