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 harmful to the environment. 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. How does this affect you? If you currently have a heating and cooling 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 go on until 2020. After that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. Because of this change, Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Oklahoma City carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution 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 you 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 Gordon's Service Experts in Oklahoma City a call at 405-432-2197.