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 ultimately all of the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What do you need to know? If your home has a heating and air conditioning system that uses R-22 refrigerant, you do not necessarily 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 go on until 2020. At that point recycled refrigerants should be available for a while. Because of this change, Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Ogden provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly solution for refrigerants which lowers the impact on 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 offering you products that are less taxing on the environment while achieving your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. Our experts are available to talk with you about your best solution, give Barlow Service Experts in Ogden a call at 801-436-8985.