Taking Proper Care Of Your Air-con
Maintaining your air-con.
Air-cons are common in many homes in
Singapore owing to the hot weather. If you
live in a HDB flat it becomes important to
continuously care for your air-con to
prolong its life and also maintain
efficiency. To keep cool air in your home at
all times, you must learn how to take proper
care of your air-con.
DIY ways of taking care of your air
The internet is full of DIY tutorials and
videos on methods of cleaning your air
conditioner. They make it look so easy but
the truth is cleaning your air conditioner
is not a small task. It is fine to try DIY
cleaning once in a while because it is of
the basics ways of maintaining your air
conditioner apart from professional cleaning
by the experts. DIY cleaning may become
frustrating for the first time because of
lack of experience in cleaning but as time
proceeds you will continue being better at
it. Read as many tutorials as you can and
watch more videos to understand the right
kind of cleaning that works for you.
1. Normal cleaning of air conditioner
A simple way of air conditioner cleaning is
cleaning the filters. This is good but it is
not sufficient because it only cleans a
small portion of the air conditioner. Aside
from normal cleaning of filters, there is
chemical cleaning of air conditioner.
2. Chemical cleaning of air conditioner.
Chemical cleaning is now the hard part of
air conditioner cleaning. Although there are
many DIY chemical cleaners online and in the
market, the process is not easy. Those
trying DIY chemical cleaning for the first
time should brace themselves because it
becomes very messy at times. When deep
cleaning your air conditioner, take extra
care when cleaning the interior fan coil
because of accumulated dirt and grease.
Professional ways of taking care of your air
1. General servicing.
This is a common professional way of caring
for your air conditioner. General servicing
is done by professionals to ensure that all
parts of the air conditioner are working as
expected. This is because as time goes on
some parts of the air conditioner start
deteriorating and wearing out. Wear and tear
makes your air conditioner less efficient
and it may also lead to more power
consumption. During general servicing,
experts identify the faulty areas of the air
conditioner, carry out repair or do
replacements. General serving should be done
at least three times a year to yield the
expected kind of results.
General serving involves:
Cleaning dirt particles and grime – during
general servicing the professionals remove
all dirt and grime stuck in the air
conditioner. Once dirt and grime accumulates
in the air conditioner the air conditioner
pipes become clogged up and the fan coil
cannot rotate as it is supposed to. Cleaning
ensures all parts of the air-con are working
Inspection – this is the main benefit of
professional general servicing. Air
conditioning experts are experienced and can
identify faults that are likely to occur in
future. This will solve problems likely to
occur in future before they occur and this
saves you money and time.
2. Chemical cleaning.
Chemical cleaning is mostly done to top up
Freon gas. This is because Freon gas
otherwise known as air conditioning gas may
leak to other parts of air conditioner. The
work of air conditioning professionals is to
do a thorough chemical cleaning and top up
the Freon gas back to the required amount.
Chemical cleaning of your conditioner is
better done by professionals because they
have the right skills and tools required to
do a perfect job.
Why consider professional air-con
maintenance over DIY.
1. Professionals have skills.
Professional air conditioning experts have
the right skills to take care of your air
conditioner. This is because they all well
trained on the different models of air
conditioners and they are experienced in the
job they do. This is different from doing it
yourself because you may not have the
required skills and experience needed to do
the job in the right manner. Tutorials and
videos may be helpful but they are not still
the best approach to consider for newbies.
2. The right tools.
Tools are very important when it comes to
air conditioning. You cannot take care of
your air conditioner without the right
tools. Professionals have the right tools
needs to maneuver through the different
parts of your air conditioner. They also
have the right cleaning that are used in
cleaning your air depending on the type of
cleaning you need. Tools are the main reason
why professionals offer quality work as
opposed to doing it yourself.
3. Saving on cost.
Hiring professionals may look expensive but
when you look at it logically, you will
understand the aspect of cost saving. DIY
maintenance of your air-con means that you
need to buy tools and cleaning agents that
are expensive. Even after buying tools you
will use them once in a while and this is
not economically viable. On the other hand
hiring professionals is not as expensive as
buying your own tools and at the end of the
day you get quality output while at the same
time saving your money and stress involved
in DIY cleaning.
4. Quality work.
We all know that DIY does not always produce
quality output. This is because it is mostly
a trial and error process. You can never be
assured of doing the best especially if you
are not experienced in the field.
Professionals on the other hand guarantee
quality work and output. This is because
professionals give their best owing to the
fact that they were trained for the job and
they do it every day.
5. Saving time.
The time you use it trying to take care of
your air-con can be used in other productive
activities. Professionals come in to ensure
that your precious time is not wasted in
doing less beneficial activities. You can
now use your holidays and weekends doing
productive work or relaxing and just sit
back and watch good work being done by
professionals in the field.
Quality Air con
Servicing or Repair
at a Great Price!