Aircon is not cold? When is the last time you service your aircon?
Aircon is not able to cool the room to the desirable temperature or is taking too long to cool the room. This “Aircon is not cold Syndrome” is commonly experienced in Singapore especially when your aircon is not properly maintained. It can be due to the following reasons:
Dirty Aircon Unit
An aircon needs to be maintained well in order to encourage constant airflow to facilitate the cooling process. The filter has to be washed weekly or monthly depending on the usage and the unit has to be cleaned by aircon professional periodically to ensure that the fins and fan coil can work properly.
Refrigerant is frequently known as “gas”. When there is refrigerant leakage, the aircon professional has to check where the leak is, seal it and top-up the refrigerant to an appropriate level (usually known as “pump gas”).
When Condenser is not functioning properly, is dirty or malfunctioning, it affects the removal of heat and therefore not able to generate cool air to your room. This is also frequently the area which is neglected when aircon servicing is performed because most of us are staying in high rise apartments and the Condenser is frequently located at somewhere less accessible.
Aircon System Installation Issue
If the aircon system is not of the right capacity to support a large room, the room may take a long time to be cooled down or may not be cooled down to the ideal temperature. A qualified aircon technician will be able to advise you on the correct aircon system to install after he or she has measured the size of the room.
Aircon temperature is controlled by the thermostat and if this breaks down, how can the aircon regulate the temperature?
Other than the above, there are more reasons why aircon is not performing up to standard. A well-maintained aircon unit is pertinent to having a problem-free experience. The last thing you wish to experience is an aircon breaking down in the middle of a hot and humid night or during the haze season. As such, periodic aircon servicing is needed if one wishes to achieve a high and reliable level of aircon performance. Aircon maintenance should include aircon chemical cleaning, aircon steam cleaning and aircon overhaul.
Find out more about the ideal aircon temperature.