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, 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 cost will go up, production will continue until 2020. At that time recycled refrigerants should be obtainable for a while. Because of this change, Norrell Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Birmingham provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly option for refrigerants which lowers the impact on the ozone layer. Up to half 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 achieving your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. Our experts are available to talk with you about your best solution, give Norrell Service Experts in Birmingham a call at 205-267-0023.