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 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 rise, production will continue until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be obtainable for a while. In order to comply with this change, Stark Services in Haltom City offers R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution 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. We’re 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 or concerns, give Stark Services in Haltom City a call at 817-668-6689.