- Systems that are > 7 years old:
Typically, a regularly serviced home aircon system should last between 7 years to 10 years. The other factor that affect lifespan is the climate. In sunny Singapore where it is hot and humid and aircon usage is high, the estimated lifespan of a typical home aircon system is around 7 years.
- When regular servicing does not seem to fix usual issues:
While regular quarterly maintenance is recommended for all aircon system, over time, some common issues like water leaking, strange noises, condensation, foul smell, etc seemed to linger on even after servicing. When this happen, wear and tear or faulty parts might need to be replaced. If costs of repair is not economically viable, it might be time to look into replacing the whole system.
- Frequent breaking down
An intensely used aircon system nearing its product life cycle may give users plenty of headaches. Frequent breakdowns, high repair costs, spare parts unavailability and loss of use are frustrating. It may make more sense to have the system replaced than to constantly be calling repair technicians.
- Escalating electricity bills
If your electrical bills are escalating with any increase in electrical appliance or usage, chances are you’ll need to consider changing your old aircon system to one that comes with NEA rating of 3 to 5 ticks. Newer and technologically advanced models can greatly improve energy efficiency which will result in greater energy and cost savings.
- Poor air quality
Apart from keeping us cool, aircon system also act as a filter for clean air. Old or faulty systems may not filter and clean air efficiently and thereby result in poor air quality which may induce respiratory health issues like sinuses. If you feel your indoor air quality has deteriorated despite regular servicing, it may be time to consider a replacement.
When considering a replacement of a new aircon system, besides comparing brands, prices and features, it is equally important to use premium materials for your installations to avoid nightmares like leakages, condensation and wiring issues. As installation involves at least 12 months of workmanship warranty, always ensure you get a reputable and trustworthy company to handle. For enquiries on aircon installation, please visit www.lifestyleguru.com or contact 6454 5225 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org for an obligation free discussion. Lifestyle guru is the retail arm of Natural Cool Holdings, a Catalist listed Company since 2006, that provides comprehensive aircon retail and services in Singapore for over 2 decades.