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 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 continue until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. As a result of the change, Peel Heating Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Brampton carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly option for refrigerants that lessens the damage to the ozone layer. Up to 50% 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 achieving your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions or concerns, give Peel Heating Service Experts in Brampton a call at 289-201-2226.