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fair price for air con service

Post by EADG » Wed, 14 Mar 2007 1:01 am

as the title says, I'm interested in hearing what the range is for regular maintenance / cleaning service, say, per air con unit

the reason I'm asking is that I live in a well-known condo, one that I can imagine might suffer a price hike from the companies that advertise here versus what they might get elsewhere

of course not all such companies are like that, but I would think some might

also if there are any recommendations / de-recommendations, please lay 'em on me

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Post by vink » Wed, 14 Mar 2007 2:02 am

Mine is only 150 bucks per year. Service is to 2 aircon units done quarterly. So far the it is satisfactory. They were recommended by the agent.

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Post by Bonbon » Wed, 14 Mar 2007 12:39 pm

$240 for the whole year, 4 times a year, for 3 aircons

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Post by t4sha » Wed, 14 Mar 2007 4:23 pm

ours is $360 per year for 5 units - service is carried out 4 times a year

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Post by EADG » Wed, 14 Mar 2007 9:48 pm

wow, I'm glad I asked this, I definitely got ripped off when I did this last time, something like $200 for 4 units one time

please, keep this info coming, it's pretty helpful for a lot of people

SMS, what say you?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:14 pm

Absolutely no use on this one. I've acclimatized pretty good. I've never used aircon in my house in all the years I've been here. I find it dries my throat out too much so just use ceiling fans and plenty of ventilation and chic chats to keep the mozzies down. Works for me and a lot cheaper as well. Sorry.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:41 pm

$350 per year... 6 aircons, 4 times a year

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Post by ksl » Thu, 15 Mar 2007 1:31 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Absolutely no use on this one. I've acclimatized pretty good. I've never used aircon in my house in all the years I've been here. I find it dries my throat out too much so just use ceiling fans and plenty of ventilation and chic chats to keep the mozzies down. Works for me and a lot cheaper as well. Sorry.

If anybody can recommend good ones who are fair and reputable, please feel free to post them here (not advertising but recommendations) and or send it to me for inclusion the link in my signature.
Us old veterans can do it! :D Fans only, Used to have air con in Taiwan, but the motherinlaw, kept switching it off, I gave up in the end! :roll: Now it's money in the bank!

BTW SMS, thanks for the link, very helpful!

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Post by huggybear » Thu, 15 Mar 2007 7:34 am

thus far...congrats strong eagle u r the low print at $58.33 per quarter per air con...any chance u could pass on the info?

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Post by huggybear » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 11:13 am

many thanks for all the contributions on who to call.

anyways. my coworkers recommended this guy who works around the orchard area.

$35 per aircon.

"Mr Chow" is his name...no idea of the name of the company as my coworker gave me the #

#: 6454 0288

Address: 233 Bishan St 22 #03-134 Singapore 570233

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Post by Bonbon » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 12:20 pm

hmmm.......$240 for me for 3 units for 4 times a year, is what $20 per one? :???: or is my math that bad?

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Post by huggybear » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 12:51 pm

correct. your math is right.

mr chow is on the pricey side apparently.

strong eagle still has the low print of $14.58 per air con per visit. share the wealth SE!!

apparently i have to buy a new compressor also??

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Post by Grim Reaper » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 2:37 pm

Be aware you may be comparing apples to pears.

Cleaning is not always the same kind of cleaning. If it is a regular service, say every 2 or 3 months, they will just swipe it, maybe do a wet cleansing, that's it. After all, most likely the unit is still ok as it is cleaned / maintained on a regular basis.

If though the aircon has not been maintained on a regular basis, say only once a year, and is used often, if not daily, then cleaing is a whole different thing: they will take out the parts, completely wash it, disinfect it, clean it etc etc.

The latter may cost you up to 50 or even 100 $ per unit, the first one just 20 $.
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