An aircon gas top up is often overlooked by many people living in Singapore. Not many realise how important it is to get a gas top up once in a while in order for their aircon to continuously work properly.
Topping up the gas for your aircon is a process that requires adding more gas coolant to your air conditioner. Technicians recommend that you have your aircon maintained at least once or twice a year to avoid any damages to it and to reduce any chances of a gas leakage.
When you get your aircon maintained on a regular basis, there is also a lesser chance that any damages can occur. Your air conditioner will stay powerful and produce cool air in a more efficient way if it is serviced regularly.
A gas top up is needed when it is discovered that the gas levels are low in your aircon. If the gas levels are low this means that your unit is not functioning properly due to a leak or a hole.
Even the best aircon brands tend to have dodgy quality assurance from time to time. There are many parts that make up an aircon so it just takes one or two badly assembled parts to mess things up.
There are two different types of gases that you can choose from for your aircon gas top up in Singapore.
The first type of gas is R410A, which is typically found in the popular brand name Puron. The newest types of aircon models are the ones that use R410A the most.
The chemical involved with this type of gas is known as Hydro-Fluorocarbon or HFC. This type of gas is not harmful to the environment which is why many people prefer to use it.
The brand name that many people are familiar with for R22 is Freon. However, this is no longer used in newer models because it is been known to be dangerous for the environment as it depletes the ozone layer.
R22 is also a more expensive refrigerant compared to R410A. A gas top up is usually more expensive for older aircon models.
Not many people understand the importance of regular aircon servicing in Singapore. It’s usually done after there’s a problem with the aircon rather than a preventive measure.
A well-maintained aircon will save you lots of headache and repair costs in the long run.