5 Ways To Tell If Your Aircon Needs ServicingMaintenance & Repair
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Many Singaporean homeowners tend to overlook the importance of aircon servicing when it comes to home maintenance. According to experts in the industry, the AC unit should be serviced at least once a year in order to keep it running properly.
If not, issues may accumulate and cause the internal systems to clog up, which may result in underperformance. Save your money in the long run (and the headaches) by checking if your aircon needs to be serviced with these 5 tell-tale signs.
1. Increase In Aircon Bills
Have you been experiencing sky-high utility bills? A rise in air-conditioning expenditure is usually an indication of inefficiency. The 2 most possible reasons are: dirty filters, or blocked condensing coil. If your monthly bills are higher than usual even if your usage hasn’t changed, get the unit checked by a professional.
2. Puddles of Water
The AC unit typically produces a bit of water while functioning, but it usually flows out into a floor drain or sump basin. So if you see refrigerant leaking on the floor or water dripping down the wall near your air-conditioning system, it means that there may be clog or breakdown in the tube.
3. Decrease In Airflow
Does your room feel stuffier? A space with stagnant air is a clear sign that there’s something wrong with the aircon unit. Lowering the temperature to 16 degrees will not help if there’s a decline in airflow, and may even damage the unit if done too frequently.
4. Unusual or Excessive Sounds
A brand new air-conditioning system is usually quite silent, but over time, it’s normal for it to start wearing out and making a bit of sounds from the indoor or outdoor units. Once this happens and the noises become louder, it means that it’s time to get the aircon serviced.
5. Time Taken To Cool
If the AC takes a long time to cool an area, it may be a sign that there’s an issue with the system. Depending on the size of your room, a good one should easily decrease the temperature of a space in less than 10 minutes. Try to remember how fast it took when you first used the aircon. If the time taken to cool is noticeably slower, it means a drop in performance.
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