22Oct

Responsible Aircon Usage in Singapore

Singapore is hot and humid throughout the year making it necessary for Singaporeans to have a properly functioning air conditioning system and service aircon regularly. In fact, Singapore has more air conditioner installations than any of its ASEAN neighbours. The number of aircon installations is expected to increase with the increase in the number of residential buildings and developments in Singapore.

This is because any building built in Singapore needs at least one air conditioning unit. According to a study done by the Singapore National Environment Agency, aircon usage accounts for up to 40% of the energy use in a household. What this means is that Singapore has so much room to transition to a more sustainable and ecological lifestyle by tweaking aircon usage.

What’s The Real Problem?

Even though tweaking aircon usage cannot significantly make the environment on its own, there are some practices by households in Singapore when it comes to aircon usage that should be adjusted to reduce energy consumption. Some establishments are very cold after December because the aircon units are running the same way they do in summer.

Yet this is when Singapore records the lowest temperatures. This is a mistake that Singaporeans should avoid making as it makes commercial establishments uncomfortable. Aircon and ventilation specialists have for a long time advocated for a more responsive temperature setting when it comes to AC units.

This means that an AC unit should work according to both indoor and outdoor temperature. The latest AC units can auto-adjust. However, if your AC unit’s temperature settings are controlled manually, consider the surrounding temperatures when adjusting the settings. However, a strong info campaign is needed to achieve this.

What Needs to Be Done?

Since Singapore has a higher number of AC installations than any other ASEAN country, Singaporeans need to tweak their AC usage to reduce carbon emissions and reduce their energy bills. They can do this by diversifying the cooling systems of the establishments to include natural ventilation, industrial fans, and chilled beams.

Even though the things we just mentioned need structural changes, the good thing is that the amount saved from the reduced electricity bills is higher than the cost of renovating the area. This makes financial sense.

Tweaking aircon usage also needs the active participation of AC users. Because most of the households in Singapore don’t use at least 2 AC units at the same time, it is important for those using AC units to understand the importance of tweaking AC usage. They need to understand that tweaking AC usage can benefit them and the environment.

The ideal temperature for an air conditioner balances comfort with energy savings. The right kind of temperature will have you using thick blankets or layering your clothes. Even though AC units, whether manual or automatic, can cool down a room to 18 degrees Celsius, your house doesn’t need to be this cold to be comfortable.

If you reduce the thermostat up to 2 degrees higher, you will reduce the aircon’s workload and lower energy consumption. Consider the outdoor and indoor temperature when adjusting the AC temperature. Doing so will help you ensure that your aircon performs optimally.

Singaporeans need to consider these small changes to help them reduce carbon footprint and help save a lot of money. These changes are very easy to implement and worth considering. And the good thing is that these changes are very easy to implement meaning that every Singaporean can implement them in their households.

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12Sep

Trentios: A Proud Singaporean Brand Born Out of Strong R&D

Having been dubbed as an “Aircon Nation”, it is no longer surprising how so many air conditioning brands have managed to thrive in Singapore. From the famous international brand names to the new players in the market, it is never challenging to sell aircon units to Singaporeans.

However, just when we thought we have everything we need from an air conditioner, trends and technological advances tend to create more demand and preferences with appliances. One of which is energy-efficiency and environmental soundness according to our aircon service technicians.

This is the same demand that has driven the rise of Trentios Smart Air Conditioning, a proudly Singaporean homegrown brand that was born out of thorough research and development. Today, the brand is known for its commitment to making accessible comfort through its innovation.

Humble, Rough Beginnings

While the name Trentios is relatively new, its humble beginnings can actually be traced back as far as 1998, founder Joel Ho venturing into selling general appliances. Unfortunately, this did not prosper primarily due to the prevailing poor economy at that time. But with sales as one of his strengths, Joel moved on to selling air conditioners in partnership with Carrefour Singapore.

It was during this sales stint that he gradually discovered the concepts behind Trentios now. He was nonetheless a prolific salesperson for Carrefour. Along the way, he was also able to talk to several clients and understood better their emerging needs from the aircon industry. One of which happened to be a portable air conditioner.

This easily appeals to the more modern lifestyle of Singaporeans, with the majority having to relocate from one resident to another. Portable aircon also allow owners to use it where and when necessary. This means not having to spend for separate air conditioners for the living room and bedroom. Originally Trentios was called Trend Homes, but after several rebranding efforts, it was locally and internationally known as “Trentios.”

Building the Brand

Joel was not just simply innovating; he was creating smart appliances that were never before made by any other aircon brand. He came up with digital heaters, which are more adaptive to the user’s preference and prevailing temperature. He also introduced the 4-in-1 air conditioner that can be a cooler, heater, fan, and humidifier. All these early innovations readily solidified the name of Trentios in the aircon market, as what Joel has always dreamed of. In an interview, he revealed that apart from meeting the needs of the consumers, he also wanted to create a proudly Singapore brand that the rest of the world will recognise.

Trentios started with its ASEAN neighbours including Malaysia and Thailand, by teaming up with other established commercial centres and brands in this country. The company also made sure that they comply with the specific product certifications of individual markets, such as Indonesia.

True enough, it did not take long for Trentios to become the renowned name that it is today. Even after establishing its place in the market, the brand continued to evolve and provide consumers with appliances designed for convenience, comfort, and wellness. For instance, their portable aircon is now equipped with GreenAir technology, which purifies the air while cooling the room. This filtration technology is revealed to remove almost 100% of airborne particles in the place, thus readily improving the indoor air quality. Needless to say, all Trentios models are designed to be environment-friendly and energy-efficient.

Trend Homes or Trentios has retained the same principle what where it started – that the priority is always to come up with something that consumers can greatly benefit from, and profit will just follow.

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2Sep

Singapore’s Hottest Months Takes Significant Toll on Common Resources

As we have all probably experienced, the summer months in Singapore can be really harsh. Days are humid from morning until night, and it turns out that as we try to adapt to the temperature increase in the entire country, our usage of common resources such as water and electricity also spike up.

This is revealed in a study recently conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore. A single increase in the degree of temperature was seen to propel significant changes in how households use their air conditioners and showers. Interestingly, according to the study low-income household tend to consume more water during the hot months. As a matter of fact, an increase of up to nine litres per day is estimated for every increase in temperature in Singapore. This suggests that these households turn to either more frequent or longer shower time when it gets too hot in the country.

On the other hand, an increase in air-con usage was more felt among affluent households, including those in high-class condominiums. Most if not all of these households recorded at least two more hours of air con usage, which consequently resulted to higher electricity bill. This trend is also interesting to look at given that Singapore is known as one of the top users of air conditioning units in the entire ASEAN. This behaviour during summer months most certainly contribute to the country’s contribution to the air con usage.

Related to this study, another innovation in Singapore was also recently revealed. It features an air conditioning unit that runs on water instead of the usual chemical refrigerant. This innovation is a bold step towards making air conditioning units more environment-friendly, while also helping users reduce their energy consumption from AC. The study also suggests that this type of aircon can produce potable water. Currently, the innovation is waiting for further support for possible mass production.

Saving tips for the hot months

To avoid energy spike during hot months in Singapore, it pays to be wise and more mindful of the resources that we use. Not only with this benefit the environment, but your personal expenses, as well. Here are some proven tips to stay cool during the summer from aircon servicing company:

  • Be strategic with your wardrobe – this does not mean buying new clothes, but simply being more aware of the type of textile that is more comfortable and breathable, especially for staying home. With this, you will less likely feel hot, thus reducing the need to use the aircon or shower longer and more frequent.
  • Ventilate – find the area in your house where the breeze is most likely to come in and take advantage of this natural ventilation. While you cannot expect this breeze to be really cool, but this will reduce the sticky and sweaty feeling of the summer season.
  • Set the Aircon stat at ‘comfortable’ setting – when it gets too hot, we tend to put the aircon on full blast. This will not only increase your electricity bills but can also wear out your air conditioner as it works way too hard to achieve the desired temperature. Setting it at 23-25 degrees Celsius will already be comfortable enough, and is considered to be the energy-efficient range for aircon usage.

 

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When Does Aircon Need A Chemical Wash

An air conditioner is such a necessity these days, especially on hot and humid places. It is almost unbearable when your aircon malfunctions, so it is very important to keep a clean and functioning air conditioner always. One way to do this is through chemical cleaning. But how often should you chemical wash your aircon? More importantly, how would you know that your aircon needs the cleaning?

Bad Odor from the Aircon

When molds and water would gather on the air conditioner the air it releases may smell bad and will be dangerous for the household as the molds and water that was accumulated contain bacteria that goes with the air blown. This happens when the unit is not cleaned regularly. With chemical cleaning, you can prevent this issue as the chemical substance can remove the molds and bacteria it carries around easily.

Accumulating of Ice in the Unit

As the air conditioner’s main purpose is to cool the air around, there will always be an accumulation of ice on the coils of the unit due to the debris. Even though this is not as dangerous as the accumulation of molds and bacteria, it can easily damage the unit. Aircon chemical cleaning uses chemicals that melt the ice easily and in a short period of time. This special chemical can help in restoring the aircon back to its normal function.

Allergens Build Up

Dust, mites, and dirt can also build upon your aircon unit that may cause allergic reactions to the household. Although this can be removed by regular cleaning, the chemical wash can do the job effortlessly using the chemicals necessary to remove the said allergens easily.

Here is a short video showing the differences between normal servicing VS chemical wash. You can see the big differences.

Increasing Electricity Bill

Although it is not certain that an aircon that doesn’t function properly is the culprit for the rise of the electric bill, it can be a factor. If a unit is not in good working condition, it will consume more electricity than it normally does when it’s well maintained. Dirt on the vents would cause the air conditioner to exert more effort into cooling the room. Using the chemical wash would remove these dirt and dust, making the unit work normally with less power consumption.

Aircon Power Issue

Some air conditioners cannot be turned on or it turns itself off automatically when there is a dirty air filter. The unit does it as a preventive measure to avoid bigger problems. These issues would call for a chemical wash to eliminate the issues that burden the unit.

The frequency of having your air conditioner serviced with the chemical wash is not a fixed time matter, as it will depend on the use of the unit and the geographical location and air quality. It is just advised that the chemical cleaning should be left to the professionals as they know what type of chemical is needed for the certain issue. They can also finish the work more effectively as they are licensed experts. Chemical cleaning improves the performance of the unit and increases its lifespan. Remember, it is much cheaper and easier to maintain your air conditioner than to repair it.

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Why You Should Install An Inverter Aircon At Home

There is something called inverter technology that is used in air conditioning units today. You have probably seen them advertised. It is very different from a typical air conditioning unit in the way that it is able to produce cold air. It typically works with electric motors, and can also control the speed of the compressor. Doing so, allows the temperature to be regulated on autopilot. The variable frequency drive, combined with the electrical motor, is what allows the microcontroller to maintain the ambient temperature.

Here is an overview of how these can be beneficial in your home if you want to save money and also improve the condition of your environment inside. Its also cost effective for long term ac maintenance.

How Does A Regular Air Conditioner Work?

In a typical air conditioning unit, there is going to be high-pressure, in conjunction with hot gas, it is going to interact with a condenser. Outside of the home, there is an air conditioning unit that is very similar to a radiator. The purpose is to dissipate the heat within the home as quickly as possible. That is what the purpose of this unit outside is. Inside, the cool air is them blown and allows people to experience the cold air that can be produced. More importantly, this can be used for window air conditioning units, and also HVAC units which can go throughout an entire home. These can be energy-efficient, but they are very different in the way they produce the cold air in comparison to an inverter Aircon unit.

How Could You Make A Standard One More Efficient

One way that many people improve upon the air conditioning units that they have is they will work with solar energy. They can charge during the day, and then the battery will be used during the night. This is typically a very good set up, especially if you have a heating and air conditioning unit combination. During the day, the energy is going to primarily be used with the air conditioner to blow cold air. During the evening hours, what remains on the battery is going to be used to heat the home if necessary. Both of these are going to work with standard AC equipment which is different from how an inverter Aircon unit will work at home.

The Many Benefits Of Inverter AC Units

Inverter AC units are generally much quieter than standard air conditioning units. They also are much less expensive to run. For example, if you were to produce the same amount of cold air with the standard AC unit compared to one that uses an inverter, you would probably be spending twice as much money because of how the process works. Part of the reason for the savings is the fluctuating amounts of cold air that is produced and blown into the home. Standard AC units are called constant speed air conditioners. It is this constant speed that makes them much more expensive to run. When the air conditioning unit itself is able to monitor minor changes in the air, it can turn off and turn on when necessary. This saves electricity, or whatever energy that is running that unit, and that makes the inverter AC units so much more inexpensive to use in the long run.

Are They More Expensive To Purchase?

These are definitely more expensive to purchase. That is because of the better technology that is incorporated into these air conditioning systems. When you are able to save that much money running the same type of unit, in the same type of house, you could expect to pay more for this benefit. In most cases, the entire system can be paid off within two years when looking at the savings that you will get. Additionally, it will run for many more years to come. Through proper maintenance, it may even last a decade which makes this type of product one of the better investments that you can make.

If you look at the many different DC inverter air conditioning units that are available, make sure that they do use variable frequency drives. These must be adjustable, and must be programmed to make subtle changes so they are not running all the time. Although there might be other products that use similar language, it’s what they are able to do which is important. Look for reviews online for the different inverter AC units, compare what people are saying, and then look for one that is affordable. If you can do this, in the next few weeks, you will have one of these state-of-the-art systems installed. You will wonder why you are ever using the older versions prior to this installation. It’s a great way to save money in the long run, and also get access to a much more reliable form of consistent cool air in your home. To learn more thing to consider when buying a new aircon, visit here.

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4Feb

5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner is Dripping Water

Are you wondering why your air conditioner is leaking water?

In this article, we share the main reasons why your aircon is leaking.

  • Air Leak from Aircon Vent
  • Aircon Filter is Blocking
  • Condensation Line is Clogged
  • Leak in Refrigerant
  • A Frozen Aircon Coil

Sounds complicated? If you need help, feel free to contact us for a FREE consultation.

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I'm very thankful for cool earth for the quality service and low rates. They helped me save money by asking them to install my new Aircon instead of the other installation company which gave me a quote that was higher than what I expected for a simple installation job. I really appreciated the way he installed the air-conditioner with no problem and it was running right away. He even walked me through the features and energy saving tips for my AC. If ever me or a friend needs an installation, I'll surely send them to the direction of cool earth. Thanks so much!read more
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We were looking for an emergency service for our aircon,and we are so lucky that cool earth responded to us right away, with the perfect quotation for our budget.read more
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If you are looking to have your aircond cleaned safely, you can trust this company. Their specialists basically know the ‘science’ behind an AC’s performance and what to do to improve it.read more
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12:44 08 Aug 19
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Jackson Caldwell
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05:54 24 Sep 19
Engaged their services on two occasions. Their aircon technician automatically did thorough assessment on my aircon units even though I did not requested to do so. The aircon technician also checked my aircon gas level and found out its insufficient plus there is leakage. The other aircon companies that I engaged last time will just do whatever service (general cleaning/chemical wash) you asked them to do, no thorough checking, not even checking of gas level/leakage.After this session, my aircon is finally like an aircon, blowing cold air. It was assessed to be needing chemical wash which for so many previous sessions, none told us.The only issue is the timing. First occasion, they were very punctual, in fact reaching 15mins earlier of the stipulated time. However this second occasion, they were late for almost 2 hours, citing traffic condition only when we enquired whereabouts 1 hour later.read more
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Michelle Chan
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04:24 10 Dec 19

Let’s find out more about the common reasons why your aircon is dripping water here.

Quick Facts

An air conditioner is more than a simple household appliance, it is something that many of us could not imagine living life without. That is especially true in the middle of the summer months, when the weather can get quite hot and suddenly, you find that you are spending as much time indoors as you possibly can.

Having an air conditioner that is often operational during the time can be of benefit but there are also some issues that may occur from time to time as well. One of those issues is when the Aircon is dripping water.

Since it is such a common problem to have dripping water from an air-conditioning unit, it is the purpose of this article to identify the reasons why it occurs and to offer some solutions that can get your unit back up and operational again.

First of all, you will be happy to know that an air conditioner dripping water is not typically a problem that is going to cause an immediate breakdown in the unit. It is an issue that needs to be addressed quickly, however, so that further problems do not occur.

One of the biggest issues associated with an air conditioner dripping water is damage that might take place to the home. Water is something that is associated with every air-conditioner but when it is operating properly, it will not drip into the unit and it certainly would not drip into the home.

Once the water begins dripping, however, it could quickly lead to damage to the nearby area and if it is left too long, mold may even develop. The following are some of the more common reasons why an Aircon is dripping water and what you can do to correct it.

Air Leak from Aircon Vent

One of the more common reasons why water may be dripping from the AC is because there is an air leak from somewhere around the area of the vent.

This is a relatively common problem and it is fairly easy to both diagnose and to fix. Quite simply, you need to inspect the unit carefully to see if there is air coming from anywhere other than the grates themselves.

If that is the case, you can purchase something to seal the leaks and the problem should be resolved.

Aircon Filter is Blocking

Another reason why you may be experiencing dripping water from the AC unit is because of the air filter. The air filter is not necessarily causing it to drip but if the filter is dirty, it is not getting the proper airflow and the AC unit may be freezing up to a certain extent.

When the AC unit shuts down, either because it is turned off or because the room has reached the proper temperature, the frost melts from the unit and the dripping begins.

This is also an easy problem to both diagnose and fix. Check the air filter on a periodic basis and make sure that it is clean. After cleaning or replacing the filter, the problem should stop.

Condensation Line is Clogged

There is a drain line that allows water that has accumulated to flow from the area without dripping into the home.

If you look into the condenser unit and the drip pan is full of water and overflowing, this is likely the problem. If you see any rust in the area, it is potentially a very serious problem. You need to unclog the drain to allow the water to flow away from the area.

A number of methods are available to unclog the drain, including blowing it out with compressed air. Since this is such a serious issue, however, it is a better idea for you to contact a professional and have them correct the issue for you.

 

Leak in Refrigerant

This is a more serious problem and it is one that requires the assistance of a professional. When a refrigerant leak exists, the vents are likely to leak water as a result.

The reason why this is the case is that the AC unit requires sufficient refrigerant levels so that humidity can be removed from the inside of the home. When water is removed from the home and it stays on the coil, it can freeze and eventually, lead to dripping. Contact a professional if this is an issue.

A Frozen Aircon Coil

There may be times when the evaporator coil can ice over and it causes the entire system to shut down. When the ice melts, it will ultimately lead to a problem with dripping water. This is a problem that should be assessed and corrected by an aircon professional.

These are the most common reasons why water may be dripping from an Aircon. If you are able to identify the issue, you can often correct it or understand the steps necessary to have it corrected for you.

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What To Consider When Buying A New Air Conditioner

You can make the difference in the overall heating and cooling costs of your home by getting the right air conditioner. Investing in an aircon is a huge decision primarily because it is not something that comes cheap. However, it should be a well-thought decision because the AC will determine if the home is a comfortable place to be when the weather outside is unforgiving.

It is commonplace to expect an AC to run smoothly and efficiently since it is new, which at times is not the case. On the one hand, you unknowingly may buy an insufficient air conditioner but have it installed correctly. On the other hand, you may purchase the right AC but have it improperly installed. In fact, more than half of the issues with new ACs stem from wrong installation.

As such, it is wise to be informed as you head out to get a new air conditioner. Here are some of the critical things you should consider.

1. EER Rating

Every air conditioner is manufactured to meet EER (Energy Efficiency Ration) standards, which is around 10. As you shop around, do not buy anything that goes above 22 with the ideal choice being anything that has an EER or at least 14 with your sights set on any that offers higher efficiency. Also, ensure the AC has an Energy Star label. Energy-efficiency is a crucial element worth considering, and the AC will have high star ratings it is a very energy-efficient unit.

2. Size And Location

You should figure out which kind of air conditioner you need based on the local of where it will be installed. For instance, air conditioners systems installed in the roof or ceiling are different from those install above the door or window. Also, you need to determine the size of the unit to avoid picking something that will not deliver adequate services. It should be the right size.

An overly big system will only cool and heat your home quicker than expected yet struggle to reach and maintain the desired temperature. On the other hand, a small AC will be working twice as hard to ensure that it supports the desired room temperature which makes it consume more energy than it should. The size of the room or the home will determine the size and type of AC to buy.

3. BTU Capacity

The unit should heat and cool the building or room without any problems. You check the air conditioner for a sticker that has BTU readings which you will use to confirm its cooling capacity. The AC should be in line with the BTU standards which are based on square feet to be cooled. For instance, the AC should have a capacity of 12000 BTUs per hour when heating an area of 450-500 square feet.

4. Life Expectancy And Warranty

Installing an air conditioning system is not cheap; therefore, you should make sure that you get your money’s worth when you make such an investment. In short, what you get should not serve you for a few years or months before it starts having issues. The life expectancy of any AC should be no less than 15 years. The system should run without any problems for the first few years and can work more than ten years trouble free if it is serviced regularly. You should make sure that you get a manufacturer’s warranty for the air conditioner and expect the warranties to vary from one manufacturer to another.

5. Installing And Maintenance Requirements

The installation requirements of the air conditioner will depend on the size of the unit and the installation location. And since manufacturers make different model some may have that have specific installation requirements, therefore, ensure that what you get will fit snuggly into the intended space at the door, window, ceiling, or wall. It is essential the installation is done at the right place that ensures an optimum delivery by the AC unit.

Again, different models may require some special maintenance. However, all air conditioners have standard components, and much of how they work is the same. As such, some cleaning standards apply to all air conditioner system. The cleaning maintenances can be done in two ways. One is where you do general cleaning, and the other is done by an expert AC servicing expert who will inspect the unit for problems when cleaning it.

With the above information at your fingertips, it will be easier for you to find the right energy-efficient air conditioner that will serve your home for many years without having any problems. For more, click here.

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How To Learn The Aircon Installation Process

When you install an air conditioning system into your house, or if this is done in a building, it must be done in a certain way to be successful. Aircon installation processes can differ depending upon the unit that you are using. It just depends on how much area you have to cover. Some of them are relatively small, requiring very little ducting, whereas others will extend for hundreds or even thousands of feet. The size of the units, and the manufacturers, all contribute to how each one will be installed. To learn how to do this, most professionals will go to schools where they can gather this information. Not only will they learn it in a classroom format, but they will also work with professionals on the job. It is this training where they are working with other professionals that allows them to become proficient. If you would like to learn how to do this, here are ways that you can find this type of training.

What Will They Teach You At This Training?

The training that they are going to provide will include going over the different compressors that they will use in order to produce the cold air. They will show you how to hook this up to different sources of power which will include electricity, propane, and even solar panels. In addition to this, a part of the training will include how to install ducting. It will discuss the diameter of the ducting, and the different materials from which they are made. This will include the entire installation process from start to finish. After doing this several times, you should have no problem at all doing this on your own if you choose to do this as a profession.

How Do You Find Training Facilities In Your Area?

Training facilities in your area are going to be very easy to find. They will advertise online, and also in the local paper. There are trade schools throughout most major metropolitan areas where you can learn to do this type of industrial and commercial installation. They also have residential installation programs for those that would prefer working in this sector. The Aircon installation process could also be different depending upon the region of the world where you are working. Not all of the companies are going to instruct you on how to install things the same way. That has to do with tradition, the type of buildings or structures that these units will be placed in, and the power that they possess to blow cold air throughout an entire facility.

How Long Will It Take To Complete This Training?

The training will likely last no longer than a year. There are some schools where you are able to do the training for up to six months, and then the remainder of the training will be on the job. Many people will pay thousands of dollars just to have this type of training because they know they will be put with a company that will utilize their newfound skills. Although there is this initial investment, it will lead to what could be one of the more lucrative careers that you will ever have. Installing and repairing air conditioning units is always going to be in high demand. Therefore, this might be a profession that you may want to consider pursuing.

How Long Will It Take To Recover The Cost Of Investment?

What most people do not understand is that the cost of the initial investment can be earned back within several months on the job. You are paid a substantial amount of money for these types of services. Therefore, recouping your investment is going to be very easy for you to do. What you will want to do is consider reinvesting some of that money that you earn into further training. At some point, you may want to expand into all sectors. Instead of simply doing residential homes, you could expand into commercial buildings, or industrial complexes. This is where you are going to earn the most money from this type of trade work. Additionally, you can take courses on how to become your own boss, and hire people to do this type of work for you. This is where the real money is and it all begins with getting your Aircon installation training done three reputable business in your community.

If you decide to pursue this type of career, it will be very rewarding. You will have the ability to get a job virtually anywhere that you travel. People that have learned a specific train are capable of transferring to different parts of the country, or even areas of the world, and Aircon installation businesses are always searching for new people that can help them improve their company.

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DIY Air-Conditioning Cleaning Projects That Can Be Done in 30 Minutes

As a homeowner, you probably have many different projects going on at any given time. It is not uncommon for those projects to get away from us but if we just know a few simple tips, it is much easier to take care of those necessary tasks. That is especially important for someone who loves doing most of the work on their own. One of the different options that are available for a DIY project is to clean the air conditioner. Doing so can help to keep your home cool, reduce your energy bill and even keep you healthier.

Most homeowners are not aware of how an air-conditioner works but understanding more about the process can help you to see the easy methods that will allow you to keep your air conditioner clean. There are many different working parts in an AC unit, some of which need maintenance on a routine basis. Others are going to be self-contained and will not be able to be maintained by the homeowner. Understanding the difference between the two can help you to avoid problems that could result in a costly repair bill. There are a few things that you can do, however, to ensure that the air-conditioning unit is as clean as possible.

Change the Filter – Although it is a very basic part of AC maintenance, it is one that is often overlooked by the homeowner. The filter should be changed on a regular basis and in some cases, it’s a good idea to change it every month. You should check it on a weekly basis at first to determine how quickly it needs to be replaced. You can then establish a schedule and set up a calendar so that you don’t forget.

The type of air conditioner filter that you choose can also make a difference. Some of the more basic filters can keep out dust and dirt but they don’t necessarily work for allergens. It may cost more for a higher quality AC filter but the benefits of using one can be well worth it. Cleaning AC filter regularly will help too.

Use Compressed Air – If you have an air compressor, it is possible to keep the internal parts of the AC system clean on a routine basis. You will need a nozzle on the end of the air compressor hose that allows you to blow compressed air into a focused area.

There are a number of different areas in the AC unit that can be targeted with compressed air. These include the pipes, fans and the evaporator coils. You can also blow out the AC filter in many cases, although disposable filters are best thrown away and replaced with a new filter. Make sure that you wear a dust mask when blowing out the AC unit because it can create a lot of dust. Safety glasses can protect your eyes.

Clean with Chemicals – There are times when corrosive material and debris may build up on the internal parts of the AC unit and it will not be easily cleaned with an air compressor or a vacuum. There are a number of chemical options for cleaning the internal parts of the AC unit but you need to be cautious when dismantling the unit and working with any of the chemicals.

Rather than trying to clean the air conditioner with chemicals on your own, it is best to contact a professional to come out and service the aircon unit. They can do more than simply clean the AC, they can identify any problems that may be occurring that they need attention before a failure occurs.

Routine maintenance of the AC unit is something that can often be done by the homeowner. It helps the unit to run more efficiently and reduces the amount of energy that is being used to keep the home cool. There may also be times, however, when additional problems occur that would require more work. This could include leaks within the system or perhaps the buildup of water because of a clogged drain line. When the issues are beyond your ability to fix, it’s a good idea to contact a professional as soon as possible to take care of the problem.

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6 Possible Reasons Why My Air Conditioner Is Not Cold Enough

Is your aircon not cooling enough?

We know how you feel especially the hot and humid weather in Singapore. Things get tricky when the weather becomes very hot. Things can get unbearable indoor if the aircon is not cold.

From our vast experience, the main reason is usually caused by lack of aircon maintenance.

In this article, we explain the common reasons that make your aircon not cold.

  • AC Filter Is Dirty
  • Faulty Compressor
  • Aircon Coolant Is Leaking
  • Dirty Or Leaky Evaporator Coils
  • Thermostat Is Faulty

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02:22 12 Feb 19
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Hobart Eichmann
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10:35 18 Apr 18
I'm very thankful for cool earth for the quality service and low rates. They helped me save money by asking them to install my new Aircon instead of the other installation company which gave me a quote that was higher than what I expected for a simple installation job. I really appreciated the way he installed the air-conditioner with no problem and it was running right away. He even walked me through the features and energy saving tips for my AC. If ever me or a friend needs an installation, I'll surely send them to the direction of cool earth. Thanks so much!read more
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The team that serviced the units in our office were kind enough to explain to us how to properly care for the AC units. We really appreciate it, thanks!read more
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If you are looking to have your aircond cleaned safely, you can trust this company. Their specialists basically know the ‘science’ behind an AC’s performance and what to do to improve it.read more
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16:01 04 Mar 19
Much thanks to Cool Earth Sg Support team for responding to our request short notice. Hoping to have better performing aircons now!
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11:04 18 Mar 19
Happy with their service! The staff entertained us very well and we were able to get an appointment in no time. Aircon servicing has never been this efficient.read more
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12:31 04 Apr 19
Profesionnal and skilled in aircon service repair! Saved us some money by restoring the state of our AC.
Choco Yee
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03:04 05 Apr 19
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Syaz A
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15:36 04 Apr 19
We are so glad with the Cool Earth SG team's work. They were so friendly and explained everything well to us so now we know better how to take care of our aircon units.read more
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13:47 16 May 19
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Hasnatul Sabarina Amer
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12:44 08 Aug 19
Very good prices and professional. Explanation in detail while servicing. Will be engaging them in future as well. Condenser washing plus gas top up
Jackson Caldwell
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05:54 24 Sep 19
Engaged their services on two occasions. Their aircon technician automatically did thorough assessment on my aircon units even though I did not requested to do so. The aircon technician also checked my aircon gas level and found out its insufficient plus there is leakage. The other aircon companies that I engaged last time will just do whatever service (general cleaning/chemical wash) you asked them to do, no thorough checking, not even checking of gas level/leakage.After this session, my aircon is finally like an aircon, blowing cold air. It was assessed to be needing chemical wash which for so many previous sessions, none told us.The only issue is the timing. First occasion, they were very punctual, in fact reaching 15mins earlier of the stipulated time. However this second occasion, they were late for almost 2 hours, citing traffic condition only when we enquired whereabouts 1 hour later.read more
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09:59 04 Oct 19
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13:15 07 Nov 19
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12:26 28 Nov 19
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Juita Akmar
Juita Akmar
13:35 28 Nov 19
Thanks for your professional service and advice technician Brendon👍🏻Mine aircon is colder now after chemical overhaul service and top up gas
Michelle Chan
Michelle Chan
04:24 10 Dec 19

Below are some of the possible reason why.

1. Your AC Filter Is Dirty and Blocking the Air Flow

A dirty air filter makes the AC work overtime with irregular air management being the first thing that goes wrong. A clean and well-maintained filter will allow cool air to flow into the house.

The dust that accumulates around it cause it to slightly heat up and this affects the proper flow of cold air. Also, the dirt means the unit is supplying polluted air.

A quick check of the air filters every month to ensure it is clean and working properly can help correct the problem.

2. Issues With The Faulty Compressor – Not Blowing Cold Air

The compressor is a vital component in any aircon.

Its primary function is to cool air before pumping out into the room. If the compressor has problems, its function is hampered.

Issues related to the AC not providing cold air may stem from the compressor being blocked, and this means the flow of cooled air is not possible. The blockage could be caused by dust, dirt and tiny debris which is a rare thing and should be corrected by a skilled technician.

Dirt or debris may not block the compressor, and it still fails to work as it should.

In most cases, it could be frozen causing the entire air conditioning system not to work properly.

Ideally, the compressor is meant to condense air so that it is cool or cold before pumping it into the room.

It runs and a freezing temperature and can at times freeze over due to various issues that may include being blocked by dirt and debris.

Have the compressor checked, defrosted, and repaired so that is can cool the air.

4. The Aircon Coolant Is Leaking

The compressor pumps a special fluid called a coolant or refrigerant which the AC cannot do without if it is to cool the air.

The principles of how the compressor works inside the AC unity are the same as those of how it works inside a fridge whereby the fluid is pumped and recycled as it runs through evaporator coils to cool the air.

If the refrigerant is leaking, then there will not be an adequate amount in your aircon for the unit to work correctly and generate cold air. Having the coolant refilled and any leaks repairs will solve the problem.

5. Dirty Or Leaky Evaporator Coils Within Your Air Conditioning

The evaporator is a series of coils through which the refrigerant circulates to cool air.

It is a vital component in the AC that is responsible for the cold air you want the unit to produce. It will not work as it should if it is dirty.

At times, it may leak, and this may also affect its efficiency.

Cleaning it and ensuring that it is not leaking the coolant can be all that is required to have the air conditioning system producing cold air.

6. The AC Thermostat Is Faulty

At times, the air conditioning system may run when switched on yet fail to generate cold air.

The necessary components that are tasked with cooling air may be in good working condition, but nothing is happening.

The problem, during such circumstances, could be with the thermostat which could be broken or acting up.

It may not be reading the set temperature readings thus failing to trigger the entire AC system to generate cold air. The remedy for this problem is to change the thermostat.

Additional Issue Of Concern Why Aircon Not Cooling

It is possible that your aircon keeps breaking down, which could be due to one of two things.

Either you are using an old unit with worn out parts or the air conditioning system is not the right size for your home. The aircon will not be able to produce enough cold air for your home if it is too small a unit.

Ensure that you have the right size so that it does not have to work so hard to deliver the preferred room temperature conditions.

For the above information, it is clear that the aircon not generating cold air or working correctly is due to poor maintenance.

It is important to have the air conditioning system serviced at least once a year with minor maintenance checks done after every one or two months.

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