What is Air-con Servicing?
Air con servicing is a check-up done by professionals that
involve basic cleaning and a diagnosis of your air con's
efficiency. Besides helping you clean the dirt and grime
that has clogged up in the air con unit, the servicemen will
help to troubleshoot potential problems that might lower
your air con's efficiency. This includes identifying faulty
air con parts, spotting the growth of mould and bacteria,
checking the air pressure in the gas pipe and testing the
condenser unit. Thereafter, the servicemen will propose
additional services like a chemical wash or a part
replacement if necessary.
Servicing should be done on a regular basis. If you are the
sort who only starts looking for an air con servicing
company when the your air con starts to blow hot air or bad
smells and make weird sounds when turned on, you are racking
up an unnecessarily huge repair bill. Problems are always
easier and cheaper to fix when nipped in the bud.
It can be likened to the purpose of car servicing which is
often recommended to be done twice a year. The car mechanics
help you to do a thorough check on the car's chassis, engine
and electrical wiring. If necessary, they will advise you to
change certain faulty parts to prevent the problem from
exacerbating. This gives you a peace of mind to drive the
car as you know that a sudden breakdown is unlikely.
Similarly, regular air con servicing assures you that you
will not ever have to go without a night of air conditioning
in humid Singapore due to breakdowns.
A regularly serviced air con unit is said to be able to
maintain up to 95% of its original capacity and works like
brand new. It is recommended that one services their air con
3 to 4 times annually i.e. every 3 months. This may vary for
different air con brands or models and is also dependent on
the frequency of usage. Air con servicing companies do
provide yearly contracts and this will help you to save
costs and the trouble of having to remember when your air
con is due for service. Do keep the purchase warranty and
the service warranty in safe places as you may be able to
make claims for any parts replacements or persistent
problems after a servicing job.
Remember to also clean the outer panel and the air filter of
your air con every fortnight. This is easily done by using a
wet cloth to clear accumulated dust and dirt. This can help
to prevent clogging and the breeding of microorganisms. But
servicing by professionals will still be necessary because
there are parts inside the unit that you cannot reach.
Regular cleaning however helps to make the job simpler for
the servicemen and generally ensures you are minimizing
future air con issues. Make an appointment with a reputable
air con servicing company today and remember that cost is
often directly proportional to the quality of work done. Do
not scrimp and save now only to incur hefty repair bills in