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5 Reasons To Service Your Aircon Regularly
When we use something every day, it only makes sense to maintain it to keep it in good condition. The same goes for your air conditioning!
Most of us use our aircon every day. But the funny thing is, many of us only service our aircon once every year, or sometimes not at all!
Regular aircon servicing is important to keep it in top working order. But there’s an even more important reason; your health.
Here are the top reasons to conduct aircon servicing regularly:
1. A dirty aircon can make you sick
Many modern-day aircons come with ioniser functions to clean the air. Many also come with HEPA filters to trap microscopic dust.
But what happens if the aircon is not serviced? The filters get stuck with more and more dust. And when filters get stuck, it may cause condensation to build up in the aircon internals. And when there is more condensation, there is also a chance of mould spores and bacteria growing inside your aircon. So the next time you switch on your aircon, you could be getting a faceful of dust, bacteria and mould. Yuck!
People who suffer from allergies may end up falling ill, breaking out in a rash, or begin to sneeze uncontrollably. Some may think that it’s because the aircon temperature was too cold. But the real reason is that the aircon is full of microbes.
2. Stay cool all year long
All air conditioners work by flowing warm air over cold pipes to cool it. The cold pipes are filled with a refrigerant gas. If there is a fault, then the gas can escape over time. And if the aircon refrigerant gas runs low, the air will not be cool, no matter how low you set the temperature on the remote.
But when you service your aircon regularly, you also ensure that the aircon gas is topped up. There’s nothing worse than having an aircon that is not cold when you’re trying to sleep on a hot night.
3. Stop that leak
A malfunctioning aircon can start leaking. And if your aircon is positioned over your bed, it can drip on your head or your pillow, or wake you up at night with its drip-drip sound. There are many possible reasons for a leaking aircon, but most of them can be avoided with regular servicing.
A leaking aircon can also damage your walls and wooden flooring. If that happens, you would have to fork out unnecessary expenses for repairs.
4. Prolong the life of your air conditioner
If maintained properly, an air conditioning unit should last a long time; decades even! But lack of aircon servicing means that your unit will need to work harder and harder as time goes by. This can lead to even bigger problems, such as the compressor or the thermostat failing.
5. Save money
Repairing the compressor (or replacing the entire aircon unit completely) will cost much more than regular servicing. In addition, having a well-maintained aircon will add savings to your electricity bill.
By getting regular aircon servicing, you can keep the vents clean and your aircon working efficiently. The aircon servicing will also top up your refrigerant so that your aircon can cool the air effectively.
How often should you service your aircon?
Even if you don’t suspect your aircon has problems, regular inspection is essential at least once every six months to a year. This ensures your appliance operates at maximum efficiency so you can enjoy cool and clean air when you require it most.
How much does it cost to service an aircon?
Our contractors provide affordable maintenance where your aircon unit will be cleaned and your aircon filter will be replaced. Prices start from RM80 for 2 wall units, or RM230 for 2 cassette units. View latest prices
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