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 ultimately all the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What do you need to know? If your home has a heating and air conditioning system that 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 costs will increase, production will continue until 2020. After that time recycled refrigerants should be obtainable for a while. In order to comply with this change, Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Kitchener carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution for refrigerants which lowers the impact on the ozone layer. Up to 50% of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. We’re committed to offering 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 Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts in Kitchener a call at 519-804-1617.