Maintaining your aged aircon is important to ensure that your aircon continues to perform well. Not only you need to perform the usual aircon servicing (preferably every month), you should also checks for leakages in pipes carrying the refrigerant. However, if your aircon maintenance cost is climbing over the years or the time you spent in ensuring the aircon functions properly is significantly higher than 4 years ago, it may be time for you to change your aircon.
Installing a new aircon may be more cost effective as you can reduce the frequency of your aircon servicing every year and reduce the cost of repairing aged aircon. Imagine you need to pay SGD500 to SGD600 each time you repair your aged aircon, why not install a new set of aircon at less than SGD3,000. You may find that the cost of repairing aged aircon over 3 years adds up to the cost of new aircon. Moreover, you do not have to waste time arranging for the repair and suffer the heat during the temporary break down. If your new set of aircon comes with 1 to 2 years warranty, it means you can eliminate or minimize your repair cost for these one or two years.
New Technology and Low Replacement Cost Give More Reason to Install a New Aircon
With the new technology, aircon becomes more effective in cooling your room. You need less time for the aircon to cool the room and for you to enjoy the cooled room. New aircon is also more energy efficient so you can save on utility bills. With so many brands of aircon at competitive prices, you may even install a system three or four at early SGD2,000 to mid-SGD2,000.
However, if you decide not to replace your aged aircon due to sentimental reasons, just ensure that you perform regular aircon servicing with checks on piping leakages and blockages. In addition to routine aircon servicing, aircon chemical wash or aircon steam cleaning is definitely a requirement for aged aircon. An aircon overhaul is also necessary to thoroughly clean the aircon. Perhaps you may wish to install a ceiling fan to assist the aged aircon in the process of cooling the room and not to overwork it.
Long Lasting Aged Aircon
Some old models, especially old Daikins’ model, are built to last. If you have these model and they are not giving you problem, there is no good reason for you to replace them.