Thursday, June 28, 2012
Why Some Air-con Have Foul Smell?
Certain air conditioning units emit a foul smell when switched on. But what are the possible causes for unpleasant odours emanating from these appliances? More importantly, what steps can be taken to resolve this problem?
When air conditioners dehumidify and extract heat from the surrounding area, water is produced as a waste product. The moisture accumulates, creating a dark and damp environment that aids in the formation of mold, slime mold or mildew, all of which release a very pungent smell. Furthermore, as the external section of an air conditioning unit resides outside in most homes and offices, foreign particles or debris are easily trapped in the ducting. When these particles rot, they may also contribute to the musky and undesirable aroma.
While the smell is a predicament, it is good to know that it can be remedied by a professional air-con company of choice. They will turn off the air conditioner and carefully pull one end of the condensation line to remove the tubing from the unit. Caution is necessary when pulling the line free because water that is trapped within may spill out and make an unnecessary mess. Rinse the tube thoroughly with a solution of bleach and water to remove the mold that developed in or on the line.
They may also drain any standing water in the drip pan. Placed on the underside of the air conditioning unit, the pan (or condensate tray) collects condensation that drips from the evaporator coil. This pool of stale water, combined with the dark environment, is an ideal breeding ground for mildew and bacteria. Thus, they understand that it is important to scrub the pan clean using a non-abrasive sponge and chemicals. After thorough cleaning, they will leave the tray aside to completely dry. If the pan still smells rancid after scrubbing, more chemical may be required.
Practice due diligence and examine the interior of the air conditioner. They will also remove any foreign objects such as debris, animal carcasses or rotting vegetation that might be trapped inside. After that, they will use a foaming coil cleaner, spray the evaporator coil with chemical to eradicate dust and dirt before rinsing it with a hose. Proceed to rinse the interior of the air conditioning unit until the water that drains out becomes clear.
The final step requires will to be reconnecting the condensation line, place the (thoroughly dry) drip pan back on the underside of the unit and install a new air filter. They will make sure that the appliance is dry before switching it back on again. However, in the situation where the air conditioner still gives off a bad odour, seek help and recommendations from the air-con company.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Air conditioning is like human, it has been designed as tough but it will display lights and signs when they are facing any “sickness”. With the weather temperature rising almost every day, air conditioning is most preferred when we step back into our room for the comfort and cool air. When your air condition is down or faulty, owner should not hesitate to wait for their unit to be down before servicing.
Many of us do not service our air-con regularly as we do not understand the importance of servicing. Owner should engage a company to maintain and service regularly to prevent facing any major problem and saving a huge amount of money for replacement of air-conditioner unit. If you face any problem, it is strongly recommended to select a professional air-conditioner company to handle your problem as soon as possible. Thinking of servicing your air condition yourself? Yes, you may, to a certain extent. You can open up your air condition, remove the filter and wash the filter with clear water. It will be a difficult and headache task when selecting the correct air-conditioner servcing company as there are lots of companies available in Singapore.
Engaging a professional air-conditioner company, it is advisable to know a little about your air-con requirements and what services you might require. Never rush to choose a company to service your air condition. If you have narrowed one company, and they are unable to slot in your desired date and time, seek assistance and arrangement for the next available date. Choosing a tight schedule company show that the company has skills & experience. Do a little research and recommendation from your friends and family or you may also check their reviews. Before engaging a professional air-conditioner company, you must understand their terms & conditions and ask if they provide workmanship guarantee. After servicing your air-con, make sure that your air condition is working as expected before technicians leave your property.
Happen to find a company that are drastically cheaper than other companies, or they can immediately be there right away? It will depend whether they are genuine as some companies might just do a basic air-con clean and they might not be professional or experienced. Air condition which is so essential to us is necessary to be professionally clean & maintain by a company that you can trust.
Seek help from Aircon Servicing Singapore; with a team of professional technicians, and years of experience in the air-con industry, we provide only high standard servicing. We do provide maintenance contract for all clients at a cheaper rate compared to one time servicing. We are just a call away, call us today to book an appointment and we will be there to help you!