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, has a negative impact on the environment. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and eventually all of the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. How does this affect you? If you currently have a heating and cooling 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 cost will go up, production will go on until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be available for a while. Because of this change, A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Calgary carries 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. At A1 Chesney Service Experts, our experts are committed to offering products that are less taxing on the environment while meeting your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions or concerns, give A1 Chesney Service Experts in Calgary a call at 587-315-5271.