Aircon servicing in Singapore 

Singapore’s unrelenting humid weather means that for many of us, our air con units work overtime to make our homes more comfortable. If you’ve noticed that your air con is in need of a little more loving, these 10 aircon servicing companies will get it up and running in no time.

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Why you should service your air con at least once a year

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Other than to ensure consistent, fresh cool air in your home throughout the year, servicing your air con system regularly helps to prolong the lifespan of your air con and increase its efficiency as well. Bacteria can build up in your air con, and servicing helps to improve your air quality – which in turn improves your respiratory health. 

Plus, waiting till problems arise before addressing them can also be more costly.

How often you service your air con depends on frequency of usage and climate as well. But in hot and humid Singapore, we’re recommended to service our air con units once every three months if we’re frequent users. But if you’re the kind of person who only uses your air con occasionally, at least once a year should be good enough.

How to tell if your air con is not working properly

Keep an eye out for these telltale signs and quickly call a serviceman before it gets worse:

  • Your air con is leaking water
  • Airflow from your air con is restricted and/or air expelled is not cold
  • Your air con smells musty

Types of air conditioning services

types of air conditioning services

General servicing is the most common service. It’ll rid your air con of dust that has accumulated by cleaning it inside out. Your technician will apply grease lubricant if necessary, and also make sure that there aren’t any weird noises or loose wires. Chemical servicing is similar, the only difference being that everything is dismantled and washed with a chemical solution.

You’re recommended to do chemical servicing at least twice a year.

You’ll typically only engage overhaul services and gas top-ups to repair your malfunctioning air con. Your air con will be dismantled and checked thoroughly, and parts that are not working will be repaired or replaced. If your unit is leaking or not producing cold air, the specialist might recommend a gas top-up.

1. DW Air confree consultation for your air conditioning problems

DW Air ConImage credit: DW Aircon

Air con noobs who don’t know where to start can look to DW Aircon for their commitment-free free consultations that’ll help you diagnose what’s wrong with your air con. After all, you wouldn’t want to end up paying more for the wrong type of servicing.

Other than providing basic services such as chemical wash and repair, they can also help you repair your unit’s circuit boards and sensors if they get wonky. If the problem with your air con is that it isn’t cold, they’ll help you get that figured out too.

Customer service hours: 9AM- 9PM, Daily
Technician service hours: 9AM- 9PM, Daily
Telephone: 8241 0032 (WhatsApp)
Price: From $45/unit for general servicing
DW Aircon website

2. AireControl – specialises in repairing circuit boards

AireControlImage credit: AireControl

AireControl is an established company with 20 years of experience in Singapore, so you know that your unit is in good hands. They specialise in repairing circuit boards, which includes thorough in-house testing for two to four days to ensure that the circuit board will function well for the long haul. 

DBS and POSB members are in luck – you’ll be able to cop a 0% installment payment plan if you use your DBS or POSB card to pay. Even if you aren’t a DBS or POSB card member, you can also get 15% off a one-time general service when you book one month in advance. 

Customer service hours: Mon – Fri 9AM-5.30PM | Sat 9AM-12.15PM (Closed on Sundays)
Technician service hours: 11AM-5PM, Daily
Telephone: 9635 1139 (WhatsApp) / 6659 5959 (Call)
Price: From $40/unit for general servicing
AireControl website 

3. SoCool – 90-day warranty with over 1,000 5-star reviews

SoCoolImage credit: SoCool

SoCool provides all sorts of services, including replacement of parts and installing the more modern and energy efficient variable refrigerant volume (VRV) air conditioning. Not only do they provide a good range of services, SoCool also has extended working hours to fit into your schedule.

One of the many ways to tell if the company is legit is if they’ve got the experience and good reviews. SoCool has both of these bases covered, having serviced thousands of air cons and accumulated more than a thousand 5-star reviews. On top of that, they’ve also got a 90-day service warranty – the highest on this list – to ensure that the service you get is the best quality.

Customer service hours: 8AM-10PM, Daily
Technician service hours: 9AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 8855 4818 (WhatsApp) / 6854 4956 & 6631 8348 (Call)
Price: From $42.80/unit for general servicing
SoCool website

4. Xool Aircon Expert – enzyme cleaning with online payment option

Xool Aircon ExpertImage credit: Invaber

Besides providing all your basic services such as general servicing and wall-mounting, Xool Aircon Expert also offers enzyme cleaning – a safer, environmentally friendly way of cleaning your entire unit. This method is recommended for those who have children or pets who might be sensitive to chemicals found in regular cleaning solutions. 

While other companies usually require you to pay in cash and call in to book appointments, Cool Aircon Expert lets you schedule a visit online and pay with a credit card all at once. That’s definitely a blessing for those of us who can’t make calls before first having to rehearse what we’re going to say.

Customer service hours: Mon – Sat 9AM-5PM (Closed on Sundays)
Technician service hours: Mon – Sat 8AM-8PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6817 7862
Price: From $50/unit (U.P. $70) for general servicing
Xool Aircon Expert website

5. Newway Air Conditioning – monthly servicing packages

For those of you who keep your aircons on for 10 hours a day or at 16°C to avoid the buckets of sweat, your unit may require a lot more TLC than you think. And yes, that’s on top of the usual 6-month servicing as having it switched on frequently can cause quicker wear and tear.

Newway Air Conditioning
Newway also uses their own protective bag so you don’t have to fret about dirty floors and dusty furniture after they’re done

That’s where Newway Air Conditioning comes in, offering servicing packages up to 12 times a year to ensure that your unit is kept in tip-top condition. Not only do they offer general servicing and troubleshooting, but they also provide chemical overhauls for more severe cases. That way, you don’t waste money switching out your still-good-as-new unit when all it needs is some tweaking.

Read more about what Newway has to offer in our article here.

Customer service hours: Mon – Fri 9AM-6PM (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
Technician service hours: Mon – Sat 9AM-6PM (Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)
Telephone: 6481 0111
Price: From $35/unit for general servicing
Newway Air Conditioning website

6. Helpling – easy-to-use app to book freelance cleaners 

HelplingImage credit: Helpling 

While most companies offer cheaper prices when you sign up for their packages, you’ll be able to unlock these lower prices by engaging freelancers on Helpling – a platform that allows you to engage basic one-off services from freelancers on the site.

You won’t have to worry about getting scammed with mediocre service. All the freelancers on Helpling have gone through interviews and thorough background checks to ensure that they are the best. They even have to do a 5-day aptitude test to make sure that they’re credible.

All you’ll need to do is download the app (Helpling for iOS | Helpling for Android), make a booking and you’ll be good to go.

Customer service hours: Mon-Sat 8AM- 5PM
Technician service hours: 8AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 3158 3871
Price: From $30/unit for general servicing
Helpling website

7. Letscool Aircon – lowest prices with anti-bacterial steam cleaning

LetscoolImage credit: LetsCool

Folks on a budget can look to Letscool Aircon for cheap prices, starting from $30 per unit for general servicing. They’ve even got a unique anti-bacterial steam cleaning service that uses pressurised steam to clean your air con. This method effectively removes dirt without introducing any chemicals into your air con.

Besides servicing, this company also sells spare parts for a wide range of aircon brands, that come with warranty too. If you’ve got a knack for DIY fixes, they’re the go-to spot for any spare parts required.

Customer service hours: Mon-Sat 9AM – 6PM (Closed on Sundays)
Technician service hours: Mon-Sat 9AM – 6PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 9862 3678 (Air con installation or service maintenance) |  9450 7178 (Residential or commercial installation)
Price: From $30/unit for general servicing
LetsCool Aircon website

8. Cold Max Aircon Services – up to 50% off triannual contracts 

Cold Max Aircon ServicesImage credit: Cold Max Aircon Services

Those who leave your air cons on full blast 24/7 will probably require more frequent checkups. With Cold Max Aircon Service’s service plans for appointments three, four or six times a year, you can rack up to 60% in savings. If your house is practically Antarctica, they’ve even got a plan to service units every two months.

To keep up to date with their skills, they also have continuous staff training to ensure that all their skills are kept up to date. All their workers are effectively bilingual so you won’t have to worry about your elderly parents having difficulty communicating with them if you’re not at home.                                                                                                           

Customer service hours: 24 hours, Daily
Technician service hours: 8.30AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: 6235 4833 (24-hour hotline) / Whatsapp 9722 4596
Price: From $42.80/unit for general servicing
Cold Max Aircon Services website

9. Coolman Aircon – 24/7 emergency service & repairs 

We’ve all been there at least once in our lives – scrambling around the house to find a portable fan when the air con because the air con decided to fail on us. To get these problems solved ASAP, Coolman Aircon provides round the clock support so that you’ll have cold air blowing again in a jiffy.

Not all of us are willing to shell out $4,000 for a new air con unit, especially if we’re not in the habit of using it often. But if you’d still like to have some cold air from time to time, Coolman Aircon also provides reconditioned second-hand units. What’s more, they also come with 90-day warranties, meaning they’ll fix any problem within this timespan for free.

Customer service hours: 24 hours, Daily
Technician service hours: 9AM- 9PM, Daily
Telephone: 9189 3509
Price: From $40/unit for general servicing
Coolman Aircon website

10. Aircon Astiquer – thorough anti-mould ChemJet cleaning 

Instead of using vacuums like most servicing companies do, Aircon Astiquer stands out from the pack with its ChemJET and HydroJET technology which uses pressurised water and alkaline coil cleaner to address stubborn gunk. This patented technology helps to flush out all the dirt and bacteria, providing a more thorough cleaning for your air con unit.

Besides cleaning, they also repair services for your faulty air con. Though their services are on the pricier side, they’re known to provide excellent service, as seen by all their five star reviews. Most praise them for being professional and capable of solving problems effectively, often being able to make it down in a moment’s notice. 

Customer service hours: 9.30AM – 10PM, Daily
Technician service hours: Mon-Sat, 9.30AM-10PM (Last job 8PM)
Telephone: 9067 4867
Price: From $250/unit for ChemJET service
Aircon Astiquer website

Service your aircon for better health

Service aircon

There’s nothing as shiok as entering an air-conditioned room after a sweaty walk home from the bus stop. For more cooling nights at home, remember to service your air con regularly, be it a general servicing or chemical wash. Not only will you feel better, you’ll also enjoy health benefits and indeed – finally get a breath of fresh air. 

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This article was co-written by Sheann Neo and Deborah Gan.