As the weather turns warmer this summer in Singapore, with temperatures ranging above 30 degrees, it is a common practice that we will switch our aircon on more frequently to combat the heat. Aircon has become a necessity for many households in Singapore.
Aircon in Singapore is one of more costly electronics in your home. While many of us tend to overlook the importance of routine aircon maintenance as homeowners ourselves, we believe that maintenance is cheaper than replacing your entire aircon since prices can easily range from $2,000-$5,000 depending on the brands and models.
Below, we will highlight some of the reasons why you should take action today to keep in your aircon in checked and maintained on a regular basis.
1) Electrical Bills
As most of us know, our aircon is one of the equipments in our home that consumes one of the most electricity. If your aircon is cloged with dust and dirt after an extended period of usage, your aircon will need to work harder just so you can experience the coolness. This will indirectly cost a surge in your electricity bills.
A cleaned aircon functions at its optimal levels ensures your electricity bills remains reasonable.
2) Longevity Of Aircon
As we mentioned earlier, aircon is one of the most expensive electrical equipment in most of our homes. After extended periods of usage, wear and tear occurs and if parts are not replaced, it may lead to potential problems and ultimately, a broken aircon.
During the routine aircon maintenance, our aircon technicians will inspect and check to ensure your aircon performing at its optimal level.
How Often Should You Do Your Aircon Servicing?
As with all equipment, the higher the usage, the more often maintenance is required. Below is rough time frame of usage for your reference.
If you use daily on an average of 6-8 hours daily, you will require to service your aircon on a more regular.
With higher usage, dust & dirt starts to accumulate and over time may decrease the efficiency of your air-conditioning.
For daily usage, we recommend general aircon servicing to be done on your aircon once every 3 months
For homeowners that use their aircon less often, you may choose to service your aircon on a longer interval.
For such cases, we recommend aircon chemical overhaul once every 2 years to ensure the longevity of the aircon
Can you do your own aircon servicing & maintenance?
For home owners who are more hands-on and willing to clean their air-conditioning, below are some information which you can use to clean your own aircon.
The process below will guide you on how you can do a basic maintenance on your aircon. These steps can be done by understand how you can access your fan coil hhich can be easily be done by lifting the cover on your aircon.
Various air-conditioning model may vary and it is recommended that you do a video search on youtube to understand the method to avoid damaging your air-conditioning.
Gently lift the cover of your aircon and remove the filters
Thoroughly wash your filters with water and dry it before putting the filters back into your aircon
Check for any large particles of dirt that is visible on fan coil and gently use a vaccum to remove it. Do not use excessive force which may damage the fan coil
Place the removed filters(make sure they are dry) back into their orginal position and close the lit of yoir aircon
Aircon servicing is necessary as it ensures
1) The longevity of your aircon.
2) Clean aircon ensures that your aircon is operating at its optimal level which in turn helps reduce your ulities bill.
3) Cleaner air circulation which is important if you have family members with sensitive nose
As the cost of air-conditioning rises, it is definitely cheaper to do aircon maintenance than to purchase a new aircon. On top of that, by keeping your aircon clean, you save on your electrical bills while ensuring that the air that is produced is cleaner for you & your family.
If having to maintain your aircon is a chore, why not hire an aircon servicing expert to help you?