How Much Does It Cost To Service My Aircon?
Living in Singapore warrants you to have an air conditioner in your homes or offices. The hot and humid weather that can be experienced most of the year makes working and moving about difficult unless you make your surrounding comfortable. A cool room not only makes working easy, it also relaxes you and reduces further stress. If you want to enjoy a cool environment and keep it that way, you need to take care of your air conditioning unit so that it can function efficiently while not burning a hole in your pocket due to high energy consumption. This is why you should always have your aircon serviced by reliable and certified technicians.
Aircon servicing covers various parts of the units. The simplest job done is a regular cleaning of the filters to remove clogs that put extra work on your unit and at the same time hinder sufficient cooling of the air. Dirty filters also blow dirty air to your room, thus, is unhygienic as well. Aircon servicing, of course, means extra cost. However, you should realize that proper maintenance would prevent early breakdown of you unit, which eventually will cost you more. A worse scenario is where you would have to replace your whole unit. Air conditioners do not come cheap and you would want to get the most of its serviceable life to get value for your investment. To help you make a budget for your regular aircon servicing, here is a short list of the current fees aircon technicians charge in Singapore.
Normal Aircon Servicing Fan Coil/Condenser
This includes cleaning of the fan coils and outdoor condenser, clearing of the drainage pipes, and a check of the entire unit. After this, you can expect a cleaner and healthier air, an improved efficiency of your unit, and you can prevent any major breakdown. A single fan coil will cost you $40. For two to four fan coils, the fee will be based per coil at $35 each. For five or more fan coils, it will be $30 each.
Chemical Cleaning Coil/Condenser
Sometimes normal cleaning cannot improve the condition of your unit. This usually happens if you have not had your air conditioner cleaned for so long or if you have not used the unit for some time. This service involves the use of chemicals to thoroughly clean your unit. You will significantly see an increase in efficiency afterwards. This means that the air will be cooled sooner at low electricity consumption. This normally costs $80 per fan coil.
Aircon Overhaul Fan Coil
Aside from a thorough cleaning of filters, drain pan, blower wheel, fan blade, and piping, this also includes the checking of all components and replenishment of refrigerant. If your unit is overhauled and checked for any problem, you will greatly increase its life span. This will cost $150 per fan coil.
Sometimes you will hear noises coming from your unit or notice other abnormalities. In such cases, you can call a technician to troubleshoot the problem. You will be charged $50, but this will be waived off from the total cost of repairing the problem.