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Do you need to add Freon to this product after years of use if so how do you do that?

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The freon is a sealed system. If it is low on charge then there is a leak that will need repaired and the correct charge replaced. The equipment and environmental regulations make that a job for the pros. Sorry not a DIY. Reduced capacity is either low charge or failing compressor.
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