Resources for Refrigerant Choices
Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are chemicals that are mainly used as refrigerants. To protect the Earth’s protective ozone layer, the United States is phasing out a common refrigerant known as HCFC-22 (also known as R-22), along with other chemicals.
As the United States phases out refrigerant HCFC-22, consumers will need to make informed choices when servicing, repairing, or replacing an existing air-conditioning unit or when purchasing a new unit. The resources below provide more information about refrigerant choices and the availability of HCFC-22.
- What You Should Know about Refrigerants When Purchasing a Residential A/C System or Heat Pump Homeowners Frequent Questions
- Homeowners and Consumers Frequent Questions
- Where and how to dispose of appliances that contain HCFC-22
- How to report a violation of the Clean Air Act
- Frequent Questions About R-22a Safety
- EPA Warns Against Use of Refrigerant Substitutes That Pose Fire and Explosion Risk (7/1/2013)