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 of the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What does this mean for 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 accessible for a while. As a result of the change, R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Knoxville carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice for refrigerants which lowers the impact on the ozone layer. Almost half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. We’re committed to offering you products that are less taxing on the environment while achieving your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions about the best solution for you, give R & M Climate Control Service Experts in Knoxville a call at 865-229-6176.