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 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 continue until 2020. At that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. Because of this change, Bob Brown Service Experts Heating & Air in Phoenix offers R410A, a more environmentally friendly choice 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 products that are less taxing on the environment while achieving your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. Our experts are available to talk with you about your best solution, give Bob Brown Service Experts in Phoenix a call at 623-243-4517.