Why all the talk about my new outdoor units refrigerant?
R22 is an old refrigerant technology that is harmful to our atmosphere
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through the Clean Air Act, is regulating the production and use of refrigerants. These changes will eventually eliminate air-conditioning and heat pump refrigerants containing chlorine, due to growing concern about ozone depletion.
R-410A is the new safer refrigerant technology
Because R-410A contains no chlorine, it’s ozone- and climate-friendly. Plus, R-410A allows higher efficiencies than R22, so it not only makes sense environmentally, it also makes sense from an economic standpoint.