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The air coming out is not as cold as it used to be

Is there a way i can add more R22

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You would have to be able to find some first. The EPA frowns on anyone that sells certain refrigerants to people without an EPA certification to use the product. Most window ac's do not have service ports on them which is ok. You can go to your locak HVAC wholesaler or contractor and purchase what they call a quick-tap. These clamp onto the refrigerant piping and pierce the line. There is your service port. Get some R-22 and a manifold set and your set. There is more to it than that really. You have to make sure you pierce the right line and do not overcharge the unit. It may be best to take the unit to your local appliance store and let them take a look at it. If they work on freezers and refrigerators, they should not have a problem with your window ac.

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