For context, this article was written in May 2023 during one of the hottest periods in Singapore in the year 2023. On the 13th of May, the highest daily temperature in Ang Mo Kio was recorded at 37 deg C which had tied the highest-ever temperature officially recorded (37 deg C) in Tengah 40 years ago, on the 17th of April 1983.
In other parts of Asia, temperatures are reaching up to 45 deg C while Singapore’s highest daily temperature is expected to be around 37 deg C. You may consider Singapore lucky compared to the rest of Asia, but even so, 37 degrees Celsius is still uncomfortable for most people, and therefore you should find ways to cool yourself down. One simple solution to the scorching heat is to turn on your air-conditioner. In this article, we will show you how you can best prepare and optimize your air-conditioner for such hot weather in Singapore.
Preparing your Air-Conditioner: Importance of Maintenance Servicing
When was the last time you had your air-conditioner serviced? Do you truly understand the importance of maintaining your air-conditioner? Like any other home appliance, air-conditioners require regular cleaning and servicing to function efficiently. Neglecting their maintenance not only decreases their lifespan but also affects their efficiency, leading to higher energy consumption and increased electricity bills. For example, a dirty aircon blower filled with dust hinders the airflow and thus, more energy is required to push the cool air throughout the room.
Aircon Servicing – 3 Types of Cleaning Services
Here at Infinity Air, we offer three types of aircon cleaning services:
– General Servicing
– Aircon Steam Cleaning
– Chemical Overhaul
Let us take you through the benefits of each of these services and why it’s crucial to get them done during this heat wave period.
General servicing involves cleaning and inspection of your aircon unit, including the fan coil, drainage pipe, and air filter. During the cleaning service, our team of experts will also check for any leaks, noise, or damage to the aircon. Regular general servicing helps to improve the aircon’s efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and prevent the unit from breaking down. This is why most aircon homeowners opt to get an aircon general servicing twice a year (every 6 months) to keep their air-conditioner in tiptop condition.
Aircon Steam Cleaning:
Aircon steam cleaning is an effective way of removing dirt and dust from your aircon unit. Our team uses high-pressure steam to clean the fan coil, evaporator, and other internal components. This method is highly effective in removing stubborn dirt and bacteria and helps to improve the air quality of your home. Furthermore, no chemicals are involved in the steam cleaning process – only just water. Making it a very environmentally friendly method to clean the internal parts of your air-conditioner.
Chemical overhaul is the most comprehensive and deep cleaning service that we offer. It involves dismantling the aircon unit and cleaning each component individually with chemical solutions. This service is recommended for air conditioners that have not been serviced for an extended period, such as more than a year, or those that have been used in a harsh environment, such as a construction site. The chemical overhaul helps to improve the unit’s performance, efficiency, and extends its lifespan.
Optimizing Aircon Performance and Usage: 23 Deg C
Setting your air-conditioner at the optimal temperature is crucial for both your comfort and energy savings. Aircon experts suggest that setting the temperature at 23 degrees Celsius is the ideal temperature for air conditioning in a tropical climate such as Singapore.
Why 23 degrees Celsius is optimal?
Firstly, it provides a comfortable indoor environment where the temperature is not too cold nor too warm, and it allows you to stay cool and comfortable even on the hottest days. Setting your aircon at a lower temperature may feel more refreshing initially, but it can possibly lead to discomfort, dry skin, and even respiratory problems.
Secondly, setting your aircon at 23 degrees Celsius also helps to save energy and reduce your electricity bills. For every degree lower you set your aircon, you increase your energy consumption by approximately 10%. This means that setting your aircon at 22 degrees Celsius instead of 23 degrees Celsius can increase your energy consumption by 10% and setting it at 21 degrees Celsius can increase it by 20%. This increase in energy consumption not only adds to your monthly energy bills but also harms the environment by contributing to additional carbon emissions.
Therefore, setting your aircon at 23 degrees Celsius is the ideal temperature for a comfortable indoor environment while also providing energy savings.
Using a Fan with your Air-conditioner
Using a fan with your air conditioner can help to enhance the air circulation and improve the cooling effect of your aircon. The combination of both appliances can create a comfortable and energy-efficient indoor environment. Here are some benefits of using a fan with your aircon:
Improves air circulation: A fan helps to circulate the cool air produced by your air conditioner. By placing a fan in the same room as your aircon, you can create a breeze that circulates the cool air more effectively, ensuring that every corner of the room is cooled evenly.
Reduces energy consumption: Using a fan with your aircon can reduce your energy consumption as you can increase the temperature on the aircon while still maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. By using a fan, you can increase the air movement and create a cooling effect without lowering the aircon’s temperature. For example, if you are very used to setting your aircon temperature at 20 degrees (without fan), you can try increasing the temperature to 21 or 22 degrees in combination with a fan, and the comfort level should be about the same.
If you want to read up more details on turning on your fan with your aircon together, you can read our blog article: Is it okay to use fan and aircon together?
Our aircon cleaning services help to improve your aircon’s efficiency, reducing energy consumption, and ensuring that your aircon is in top condition. By preparing your aircon to be in tiptop condition, and utilizing an ideal temperature of 23 degree Celsius, along with the use of a fan, you will be able to prolong the lifespan of your aircon and save on major energy bills. The next possible step you can take is to drop us a Whataspp at 9383 6574 or submit a Contact Us form to indicate your interest and we will follow up with you to provide what is best for your aircon situation.