So you finally decided to buy an air conditioning unit for your house. Good for you! You’ve probably saved up to own this vital home equipment that is quite a necessity in a hot and humid country like Singapore.
It’s not even a form of luxury these days, because year in year out, we always experience that almost intolerably high temperature. If you’re done enduring this situation inside your own house and you’re finally getting an AC unit, you also have to be familiar with the other incidental expenses of having this appliance at home.
Aside from the price of the air conditioning unit itself, you also have to factor in the cost of having it installed in your home. This may sound frustrating because you have already set a budget for the air conditioner, and spending more for its installation will be an added burden.
However, you cannot risk it. Whether it’s a split air conditioning system with an indoor and an outdoor unit or a window-type air conditioner, never attempt to install it on your own. Hire reliable contractors who offer aircon installation in Singapore to install it for you if you don’t want to encounter any accident or emergency caused by your air conditioning system.
As for central air conditioners, you really have to get the assistance of professional installers to set them up in your house or business premises. The installation of this kind of AC is just too complicated, with all the duct systems that need to be placed in your attic in order to connect the vents of the central AC all around your house. It simply cannot be done by an untrained person.
After having your air conditioner installed in your home., you can’t just sit back and relax until something wrong happens to it. You have to be pro-active in maintaining your cooling system instead, because you wouldn’t want any disease, inconvenience, or accident to come to you and your family. Therefore, maintaining your AC unit regularly is a must.
If you want to know how frequent you should have your AC checked, its parts replaced, or the vital components repaired, check our previous writeup about the crucial components in an AC unit that needs regular aircon servicing.
But the bottomline here is to be responsible in observing the operation of your AC. Check the filter for clogs or accumulation of dirt. Inspect the other exterior components as well as the sound made and odor emitted by your unit. Diligently check your AC for signs of repair and maintenance needs.
Monthly Electricity Bills
Should you wonder how much additional electric cost you AC will incur on a monthly basis, make your own calculations using this energy consumption calculator for Singapore households and businesses. If you have not bought a cooling unit yet, use this as a reference for the AC specifications that fits your needs and budget best.