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 eventually all of the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What does this mean for you? If you own a heating and air conditioning system that currently 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 costs will increase, production will continue until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be obtainable for a while. In order to comply with this change, TML Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Boise offers 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 TML 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 about the best solution for you, give TML Service Experts in Boise a call at 208-488-4892.