Refrigerant Gas - a chemical that produces a refrigerating effect while expanding and vaporizing. Most residential air conditioning systems contain Freon™ 22, also known commercially as R22 or HCFC-22. This refrigerant is widely available and is used by most older AC units.
Warning! R22 (Freon) Phased Out Worldwide - January 1st, 2020
This refrigerant was found by the EPA - THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to be harmful for the ozone layer, and to reduce the impact of it on our environment a decision was made to no longer allow production or importation of it in the United States as of January 1st, 2020.
It is important for homeowners to be aware of these changes and be prepared for what will come as an effect.
What is R22 refrigerant being replaced with?
R22 is being replaced by R-410A, a safer material which is the current, compliant standard refrigerant in air conditioning equipment. Also R407C is a refrigerant often used as a replacement for R-22.