The air-con is considered essential to most households. Here’s how to keep it in the pink of health.

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When you imagine a dream home, the air-conditioning unit is not necessarily among the things that come to mind. That is because the appliance’s duty is to be a silent hero; an excellent unit works silently and effortlessly to provide cool and clean indoor air. Hence, an unpleasant odour emitting from the air-con is a sign that your hero might be in poor health and in need of a check-up. 

Air-conditioners need regular maintenance in order to work well. Without it, the inner parts of the appliance will be a haven for mould and unwanted bacteria. Not clearing water from the drain pan will also result in mould and odour; once such particles are dispersed into the air, they may cause allergies and affect the respiratory health of those in the home. 
Another way to know whether it is time for cleaning the air-con is when you rack up a high electricity bill, despite the units not working as effectively. Dust, mould and dirt in the inner units prevent the appliance from working properly, leading to wasted electricity and water leakage. 
According to SD Aircon, a Japanese premium air-con maintenance company with a branch in Singapore, your electricity bill may go up by 20 to 30 per cent!

SD Aircon provides regular cleaning as well as chemical washes. The latter involves the spraying of special chemicals that will penetrate the air-con to remove the root causes of mould and dust, as well as the washing and rinsing of the unit. The company also prides itself on doing these in a timely manner, and without mess. Its services include covering clients’ furniture and electrical appliances before starting on the air-con units. 

SD Aircon advises not to wait too long before scheduling your next maintenance. Regular maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your air-con, it reduces the bill and ensures a healthy and comfortable household, too. 

To schedule a cleaning with SD Aircon, visit, #02-07 M38, 38 Jalan Pemimpin, and 6467-4778.