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 eventually all 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 costs will rise, production will go on until 2020. At that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. Because of this change, Winnipeg Supply Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Winnipeg provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly option for refrigerants that lessens the damage to the ozone layer. Up to half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. At Winnipeg Supply Service Experts, our experts are committed to providing you with products that are less taxing on the environment while achieving your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions or concerns, give Winnipeg Supply Service Experts in Winnipeg a call at 204-800-0613.