Many of us in Singapore use our air-conditioning regularly due to the warm and humid weather in Singapore. With higher usage, it is important that our air-conditioners are constantly at optimal performance to avoid incurring expensive electricity costs.
The question now is, how can you, as homeowners, maintain your air-conditioning without much knowledge or expensive tools?
Frequency Of Aircon Servicing?
The frequency of your servicing depends very much on your usage. If you’re a family that is constantly having your air-conditioning on, chances are, you will need to do maintenance and servicing on your unit sooner.
Let’s dive into it with the below usage:
If you use your air-conditioning 6-8 hours daily, it is recommended that you service & maintain your air-conditioning more often.
Dust & dirt tend to accumulate on your air-conditioning filter and over time will decrease the efficiency of your air-conditioning unit.
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
How to Maintain & Service Your Air-Conditioner
Do you have the experience where you try turning your air-conditioning on, only to find that the temperature you previously set does not seem to cool your room? Do you find yourself constantly lowering your temperature just to feel the coolness?
If the above refers to you, you might want to take some time to inspect and do basic maintenance on your air-conditioning.
Below are some of the steps you can take to do basic maintenance on your air-conditioning.
5 Things To Check & Clean
1: Gently lift the cover of your air-conditioning. Inspect & clean the aircon filters
For a start, the most basic thing you can do as a homeowner is to ensure that the air-conditioning filters are clean and well maintain. The aircon filter is easily accessible by gently opening the front of your air-conditioning cover.
To clean your aircon filters, you can either use a wet cloth to wipe it down or use water and soap to wash the dust off.
2: Inspect Your Air-Conditioning Coil
After removing the aircon filter for cleaning, take some time to inspect and touch the aircon coil which sits just behind the filters. Gently touch and inspect to see if there is gel-like sustains forming on your aircon coil.
This gel-like sustain is formed by moisture and dust and is the common cause of air-conditioning leaks.
3: Inspect Your Air-Conditioning Blower
After inspecting your air-conditioning coil, the next thing is to look at will be your aircon blower. You can either use a torch light or use your hand the move along the aircon fins to feel the aircon. If there are some areas where you’re not feeling the aircon, it could likely be that your blower is dirty and cleaning is required.
4: Using an old vacuum to clear the drain pipe
The drain pipe can be easily spotted in the toilets of most homes in Singapore. As water is being disposed from the drain pipe, moisture and dirt tend to build up. By using your vacuum to clear your drain pipe, you can minimize any blockage that can be formed over time which causes aircon water leaks.
5: Inspect & Clean Your Air-Conditioner Compressor
For most HDB / Condo in Singapore, the compressor can be found on your aircon ledge. Check your aircon compressor to ensure that no leafs and other bugs are trapped on the compressor “net”. By doing this, you can ensure airflow is clear and smooth.
Why You Should Hire An Air-Conditioning Expert
If after reading the above and you find that the task is too tedious and time consuming, why not engage one of our aircon experts to do the task on your behalf?
At Cool-Aire Aircon Servicing Singapore, with more than 20 years of experience and have worked with hundreds of homeowners yearly. we understand that every homeowner has different needs. With our aircon servicing & maintenance contract, our team of aircon experts will schedule an appointment with you, every quarter, to do the cleaning and inspection on your behalf.