The Next Generation of Cooling Refrigerants. An air conditioner or heat pump relies on its refrigerant to cool and dehumidify the air before it’s streamed back into your home. This liquid is found within the coils of your home’s cooling system, but one of the most common refrigerants used for many, many years – the R-22 (Freon) is now being phased out because of environmental concerns. In fact, this phase-out was mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act. By 2020, R-22 will no longer be in production. Introducing R-410A R-410A is EPA-recognized, chlorine-free and ozone-friendly. This means it will cool your home without harming the environment. Even better news, Lennox’s highest efficiency systems are made to use this AC refrigerant, which can help your system function efficiently. The same Lennox systems are known for durability, quiet operation and enhanced dehumidification, so you’ll stay comfortable. Additional Considerations At Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids, our cooling products can work with R-410A. If you have a system that was made prior to 2010, you may want to consider replacing your cooling system now, before R-22 is completely phased out. Some manufacturers carry alternate refrigerants such as R-407C, R-438A and R-422, however, they may not work with an R-22 AC or heat pump and could compromise your system’s performance. Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc is Here to Help Contact Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc by calling 715-421-5555 or scheduling an appointment online to find out more about cooling and AC refrigerants. We’re in Wisconsin Rapids, so we’re here to answer any questions or come out to your home for a consultation when you need it.