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How To Make Your Aircon Pay For Itself?

Make Your Aircon Pay For ItselfInstead of paying for your home aircon, take steps to ensure that your aircon pays for itself.30 Years Industry ExperienceLooking for a reliable & trustworthy aircon company?Click Here

In a very expensive city like Singapore, our pockets really feel the burn when setting up a new home and going about our daily lives. Buying a home is the single point in life that we have to fork out an unimaginable amount of money at one go. This amount usually exceeds the savings we have accumulated.

After buying a house, we’ll need to spend another $30,000 – $50,000 on the home renovation with a decent interior design. After that, time to fill the home with the pieces of furniture and electronics. This usually costs another $2,000 – $3,000. But while renovating our dream home, we usually factor in some ceiling fans. Some people even forgo that option just to save another $1000. Some pay for ceiling fans and assume that an aircon is not necessary since the fan is there. Perhaps 3 years or 5 years down the road, they regretted not installing aircon in their home. This may be due to several factors.

  1. The Singapore heat really gets to you. Especially when you cannot sleep at night or when your child gets cranky due to the heat.
  2. You are trying to rent out your unit but nobody wants to as there is no aircon.
  3. You are trying to sell your unit but nobody wants to buy because there is no aircon.

There may be many other reasons but these are the common ones. So, should you just install an aircon in your new home? How to afford?

If you’d like to save when buying an aircon, the first rule is to only buy a 5 tick aircon. Just by purchasing a 5 tick aircon, the amount you save on electricity bills over the next 7 years is equivalent to the total purchase price of the aircon plus installation plus premium materials.

Next, take some time to study the different brands models and systems. Compare the specifications. See which make and model gives you the best value for money. This will save you even more on top of the 5 tick aircon choice stated above.

Next, always use premium materials and ensure that your installer provides them. If you do not know what are premium materials, check this out:

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Usage of premium materials will save you long term headaches. Premium materials will ensure in the prevention of leakages, condensation, and mould growing on the aircon pipings.

Lastly, use your aircon responsibly. Set timers every night to prevent overuse and only use when you need it.

So, is having an aircon in your home costly? Well, maybe in the initial part it may seem like it. But in the long run, you actually save more than what you paid for. Just by paying a little more for a 5 tick aircon at the start goes a very long way.

We highly recommend taking the services of a reputable company with a long history in the aircon industry to be your service provider. This is to protect yourself and to have the trust that every warranty issued out is honoured. We know of the hundreds of aircon companies out there who offer extremely cheap options but when something goes wrong, you’ll have no one to turn to. The one that we know of that has a long history and highly reliable is Lifestyle Guru by Natural Cool. You can find out more about them at www.lifestyleguru.com.sg or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lifestyleguru.sg/. Lifestyle Guru boasts an e-commerce store, the first of its kind in Singapore. Apart from that, they are generous in offering many ongoing deals and promotions on their Facebook page. Do follow them is you’d like to be up-to-date to the latest promotions, deals and fantastic giveaways.

 


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What are UPGRADED materials?

When buying an aircon, there’s many things that we need to look at. One of the many, possibly the most important of all are the kind of materials used to install the aircon.

Most of us, use our aircons for as long as we can. How long we are able to hang on to our aircons depends on many factors. 2 of the common signs are of the main factors are leaking and condensation. Once these 2 signs starts to appear at home, better brace yourself. It will lead to moulding of the trunking inside and outside, wooden and laminate furniture directly below the aircon and trunking will start to warp and the air quality in the house will be affected. That is when you start seeing family members fall sick. It is really important to keep your aircon in “the pink of health”.

Every now and then, we see aircon companies offering Upgraded Materials. What exactly are Upgraded Materials ?

Upgraded materials ensures that your aircon reaches its actual lifespan and may even lengthen it. There are companies out there claiming that they are offering Japan made and engineered insulation, which in actual fact made in China OEM products. This OEM product do not come with proper test certification by recognized laboratories and quality of this product usually do not conform to international standards.  Using this OEM product or just the “usual material” sometimes causes the aircon system to wear off and may even require replacement prematurely. Having compliant materials will also save you headache when it comes to insurance claims should something undesirable happens at home due to your aircon system.

There’s probably a few companies out there offering this but we are going with Lifestyle Guru by Natural Cool. All upgraded materials provided by Lifestyle Guru by Natural Cool are always PSB Certified and in compliance with BCA and HDB requirements.They offer FREE dismantling and disposal of your old aircon on top of giving you FREE upgrade and upsize installation material. Since an aircon is a big ticket item, best to go with a reputable company to handle all your aircon needs.

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Why is choosing the right aircon installer is very important

Always Choose A Reputable Aircon Installer. Let me tell you why this is very important.

As a homeowner, all you want is a problem-free daily living. Once a problem crops up at home, you know at least a few hundred dollars would have to fly out of your pocket. One good example is, oiling of your window hinges. Such a small and easy task. Yet many failed to do so causing the hinge to rust, erode and crack in less than 5 years. Cost of replacement, $250 ( must use an approved contractor by HDB to do the job). Oiling once every 2 months over 5 years, less than 1 oil bottle.

So now for your aircon. You’ve paid a few thousand dollars for that 5 ticks aircon. A few thousand dollars isn’t cheap. After 1 year of usage, your aircon starts to condense. Followed by the trunking moulding. After that, you observe some leakages. That’s it. Now you’ll need to get your regular service personnel to pop by and diagnose the issue. Then he starts telling you to change this and that. Cost? Maybe close to $1000. Is it worth it? To top if off, your aircon’s lifespan is also affected.

All these issues could easily be avoided if an experienced and reputable company does the job. Best part is that all of them issue out a warranty. Although they issue out a warranty, the other problem is that whether they honour the warranty issues to you. What’s the difference between a good and a “not so good” company? One use premium materials for everything. Even for insulation, type of trunking, wires, etc.. It is also easier to contact someone from a more reputable company especially if the company has a building that can’t be moved right?

With a really good installation, you can be worry-free until it’s time to actually change your aircon which is probably between 7 – 12 years with proper servicing cycles. These are big ticket items, so never take your chances. After surveying many places, we found Lifestyle Guru by Natural Cool  to be choice for many. Even for commercial aircons. You can see them at every Expo with a robot at their booth. They even have their own building. You can also check out their Facebook Page @lifestyleguru.sg .

To top it off, I think they are also the 1st aircon company that converted the traditional aircon sales into an e-commerce business! How many aircon company does that? Anyway, this is my 2 cents worth of why you should really look for an experienced and reputable aircon company. Good Luck Aircon Shopping!

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5 Symptoms That Indicate Your Aircon System Might Need To Be Changed

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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, lifestyleguru@naturalcool.com.sg 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.