Benefits of General Air-con Servicing
Planning to do a general servicing for your aircon?
In Singapore's hot and humid weather, having
air-conditioners installed in homes and offices are common
place. As the air is humid, using fans alone generally do
not suffice as fans merely circulate humid air which does
not give you the cool and refreshing comfort that you
desired. Furthermore, it is not possible to only install
fans in offices especially if offices are windowless or high
rise offices where windows must be shut intact. Without the
cool air from the air-conditioners, workers will not be able
to concentrate in their work; at home it is almost
impossible to sleep well, particularly during the hottest
months like February and August. Besides homes and offices,
you can also enjoy air-conditioning comfort during your
retail therapy in shopping malls or over meals in
restaurants / food courts.
As having air-conditioners are of paramount importance for
your comfort and well-being in this tropical country, you
need to know how to maintain the air-conditioners as well,
so that your daily activities and personal lives are not
disrupted. Does cleaning the exterior of the
air-conditioning unit suffice? What about the compressors?
How should they be maintained?
To solve this, you need to service the air-conditioning
units; this is similar to you sending your car for servicing
after reaching a certain mileage or after a period of time.
In this case, for maintenance of air-conditioning units, you
call upon the air-conditioning service companies to clean
your air-conditioning units when these units are still
working, probably with minor problems but not only when they
have completely broken down!
The general air-conditioner servicing include having the
filters and coils of each air-conditioning units vacuumed
and cleaned by the workers and parts lubricated, where
applicable. They will also clean the compressor – general
cleaning or more thorough washing, depending on the amount
of dirt accumulated. After the cleaning, they will also test
that the cooling and control of all units are functioning
Why do you need to service the air-conditioning units? Just
as much as you want your car to be an efficient, reliable
and road-worthy vehicle, you would also want your
air-conditioner to be in tip-top condition that will provide
you with fresh clean cool air in an efficient manner as and
when you want and need. If the air-conditioner is not
serviced, it will become dusty and will not work well. So
instead of circulating clean filtered air, you would be
breathing in filthy air, which is bad for your health,
especially detrimental to those susceptible to sinus,
asthmatic attacks or eczema.
At times after long usage, you may also hear noises coming
from the air-conditioner units for no apparent reasons,
thereby disrupting your beauty sleep. Further, having dust
means the air-conditioning units will not be operating in an
efficient manner, hence the energy required will be higher
or you would need to adjust the air-conditioner temperature
to one that is lower than normal for the same level of
comfort previously enjoyed when the air-conditioners were
new, inadvertently leading to more hefty electricity bills.
How often should you have your air-conditioner serviced
then? For heavy usage, servicing on a quarterly basis i.e.
every three months is recommended. For less regular usage,
half-yearly servicing could be considered, however, the age
of the air-conditioning units have to be taken into account
when considering less frequent servicing.
For assurance of consistent and perfect provision of clean
refreshing air at the right temperature, remember to service
your air-conditioning units regularly for the cool and quiet
comfort that you can’t live without. In addition, calling
the air-conditioning service man regularly means the repair
man will be kept at bay and your air-conditioner will last
longer and operate as good as new – definitely for more than