The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. Stored in your air conditioner’s coils, refrigerants are liquids that cool and dehumidify your air. If we didn’t have refrigerants, we wouldn’t have air conditioning. For a long time, the most common AC refrigerant was R-22 (Freon), but in 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated the phase-out of R-22 through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, it will be illegal to produce R-22 as a result of its destructive impact to the environment. Introducing R-410A To decrease environmental impacts, all Lennox® products are now compatible with the new R-410A AC refrigerant. R-410A is EPA-recognized and contains no chlorine, making it ozone-friendly. You can feel great about using this refrigerant in Marshalltown because it’ll help make your cooling system perform efficiently, reliably and quietly, and offer the same cool comfort in the warmer months. Additional Considerations If your AC or heat pump was manufactured before 2010, it may not be R-410A-compatible. You may want to investigate upgrading your cooling system before R-22 is completely unavailable. The old refrigerant will become rare in the next few years, costing you more to run your system effectively. The Lennox products we offer at B & G HVAC work with R-410A, so you know we have an AC or heat pump you can better rely on. You should also steer clear of”alternate refrigerants that claim to work in R-22 systems. These include R-407C, R-438A and R-422, all of which can actually compromise your system’s performance. B & G HVAC is Here to Help Have questions about your current system or moving to an R-410A refrigerant? Give us a call at 641-752-3429 or arrange an in-person appointment online . We can help you find solutions for your cooling systems and AC refrigerants in the Marshalltown area.