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 in the future all of the 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 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 increase, production will continue until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be obtainable for a while. As a result of the change, Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in West Chester carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice for refrigerants which will reduce the damage to the ozone layer. Almost half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. Our team of experts is committed to providing you with products that are less taxing on the environment while realizing your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. Our experts are available to talk with you about your best solution, give Wesley Wood Service Experts in West Chester a call at 484-401-7577.