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 in the future all the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What do you need to know? 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 go on until 2020. At that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. In order to comply with this change, Midway Services in Clearwater carries R410A, a more environmentally friendly option 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. Our team of experts is committed to providing you with products that are less taxing on the environment while realizing your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions about the best solution for you, give Midway Services in Clearwater a call at 727-219-2471.