Aircon servicing refers to the cleaning and maintenance of aircon. With the increase in affluence of Singaporean, aircon is installed in almost all Singapore households and offices. Aircon is indispensable in our hot and humid climate. Singapore has recorded highest daily temperature recently. Most families need to switch on their aircons when they sleep. Can aircon servicing prevents break down of aircon which disrupt their sleep? The answer is “yes”. Furthermore, as more households own an aircon and place greater emphasis on air quality, the demand for quality aircon servicing also increase. This gives rise to more sophisticated method of cleaning or servicing the aircon.
Types of Aircon Servicing
The common types of aircon servicing in Singapore are:
- Routine aircon cleaning;
- Aircon chemical wash;
- Aircon steam cleaning;
- Combination of chemical wash and steam cleaning; and
- Aircon overhaul.
Routine aircon cleaning is the simplest form of aircon servicing. Very mild aircon detergent is used for washing the aircon fan coil and filter. Aircon fan coil is the unit you see in your room blowing out cold air (see picture). Routine aircon cleaning can also be performed by you on a monthly basis without an aircon specialist. However, if your aircon has not been serviced for a long time or is very dirty, routine aircon cleaning is insufficient. You should explore aircon chemical wash, aircon steam cleaning or aircon overhaul.
Aircon servicing in the form of aircon chemical wash is more complicated. It involves the use of corrosive chemical solution to remove dirt and stains accumulated in the fan coil, compressor and other parts of aircon. Aircon overhaul is an extension of aircon chemical wash. It is more complicated and usually not done in owner’s premises.
Aircon steam cleaning is also more effective than routine aircon cleaning. It uses jet of heated steam to clean the aircon components. The water pressure and heat remove the stubborn dirt and stain. This effectively cleans the aircon.
Lately, aircon specialist prefers a combination of aircon chemical wash and steam cleaning. The chemical wash is quick to remove the dirt and stains while the jet of steam is used to rinse the corrosive chemical solution thoroughly. The steam acts as an additional cleaning process to remove dirt and rinse the corrosive chemical solution. This is one of the best ways of cleaning the aircon.
Aircon servicing methods above are typically performed at your apartment or house (i.e. on-site aircon servicing). Aircon overhaul is usually performed off-site (i.e. at the service provider’s premises). The aircon specialist will dismantle your aircon units, bring the units back and thoroughly clean all components. Corrosive chemical solution is frequently used for aircon overhaul.
Aircon Servicing Price
The price of aircon servicing depend on the type of service and the number of fan coil you are servicing. The more fan coil you are servicing, the lower is the price per fan coil. Prices typically range from S$30 to S$120 per fan coil. You should not be based on price alone to decide who to engage. You should also check the aircon specialist’s service quality and reputation. If your friend recommends an aircon specialist to you as a result of good services, you should consider using this aircon specialist.
Beyond Just Aircon Servicing
A good aircon specialist usually goes the extra mile. In addition to servicing your aircon, he checks for blockage and aircon’s ability to blow cold air. Good aircon specialists should also pay attention to unusual noise produced by the aircon. When aircon is not blowing out cold air or is producing unusual noise, a closer examination is required to diagnose the aircon problem. This allow an aircon technician to repair the aircon early before the aircon breaks down. Some aircon specialists may also give you tips on how to boost the performance of your aircon.
Aircon Servicing Contract or Package
An aircon servicing contract or package typically covers 3 to 6 times of servicing per year. You may wish to request for a free or discounted aircon chemical wash to be included in the contract. This is especially important if your aircon has not been serviced for a long time. The aircon vendor would usually agree to your request so as to secure the contract. You should also ask them to vacuum and test for blockage of aircon pipes.
Aircon Servicing and Aircon Services
Do not confuse aircon services with aircon servicing. Aircon services are the service or work carried out by the service provider. Is the work done properly or not? On the other hand, aircon servicing is the maintenance of aircon like performing aircon cleaning, aircon chemical wash, aircon steam cleaning, aircon overhaul, aircon installation and repairs. Both are not mutually exclusive because aircon service has a broader meaning as compared to aircon servicing. Good aircon service include responding quickly to enquiries, provide good advice, etc.
Aircon Servicing SG
At Aircon Servicing SG, we provide high quality aircon services at reasonable prices. We always go the extra mile. We also provide aircon installation services for various brands of aircon including brands like Mitsubishi and Daikin. Whether it is the installation of split aircon, casement aircon or portable aircon, our trained technicians will exceed your expectations. Contact us now at [email protected] or call us at (+65) 6871 8990 to find out more.