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Anyone use Wei Wei Air Con servicing?

Post by aragno » Mon, 21 Mar 2011 4:10 pm

This place was recommended to me by the company I work for but I wanted to see if anyone here had any experience. I searched the web and found only 3 reviews, 2 of which were good and 1 said they had terrible experience over the telephone.

The service seems inexpensive to me, S$350 per year for 6 units, quarterly cleaning/checking of the units.

I have called Anson and he quoted me S$600 for the year while another company quoted me S$540 for the year.

I read up on a lengthy thread here on air con servicing, and that is where I found Anson's details and recommendations.

Again, if anyone has any experience with this Wei Wei, please let me know- good and bad!

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Post by imogenben » Fri, 25 Mar 2011 4:21 pm

You can shop around but just do not go for the cheapest. You might pay for it later ! Lots of people I know use this big aircon company Gain City.

for a start you might not want to sign up a yearly contract. Pay piecemeal, usually at around $30 per unit serviced. For units you do not use much, don't bother to service too frequently.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 Mar 2011 5:37 pm

Gain City is an Appliance Store. They service the aircons that they sell. I don't know if they take general service contracts with other units not purchased from them.
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Post by ecureilx » Fri, 25 Mar 2011 6:05 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Gain City is an Appliance Store. They service the aircons that they sell. I don't know if they take general service contracts with other units not purchased from them.
From what I know, Gain city was outsourcing some of the aircon service - atleast for mine, the maintenance was by another company .. and though the guy claimed to be from Gain City, his van had a different name ..

As for Gain City taking care of stuff not purchased from them - no clue ..

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Post by aragno » Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:55 pm

If it's to good to be true, it probably is. I guess thus holds true for air con servicing. In my tenancy I am to engage someone to service units during my time of occupancy.

I think I will go with Anson as members had suggested in another thread I found. I heard from people in our office that they are often needing a chemical cleaning every year- and I simply don't buy this to be honest and feel it is a tactic to extract cash from expats.

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Post by yiqianjian » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 1:59 pm

if you are using air con for average 8 hours or more daily, then you should service it quarterly or 4 times yearly. package service for 3 blowers is around $80 to $100

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 2:20 pm

yiqianjian wrote:if you are using air con for average 8 hours or more daily, then you should service it quarterly or 4 times yearly. package service for 3 blowers is around $80 to $100
Says you ?? are you a aircon contractor ?? :D

Well, if you insert the 3M filters, 3 months is excessive .. once in 6 months is good enough..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 3:31 pm

What I find interesting is that most of us come from temperate climates where our Aircons only operate maybe 6 months of the year. We aren't used to a climate where aircons are used all year 'round. Obviously they are gonna need more servicing that what we are used to giving our own units at home.

However, I found a way around all that. I use ceiling fans only. :cool:
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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 4:02 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:What I find interesting is that most of us come from temperate climates where our Aircons only operate maybe 6 months of the year. We aren't used to a climate where aircons are used all year 'round. Obviously they are gonna need more servicing that what we are used to giving our own units at home.
The only place I see with freezing aircon are the office buildings, as the big cheese said .. 'cool places make people better' or something to that effect :D

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Post by ev-disinfection » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 4:21 pm

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Dear fellow forum-ers,
I have seen many air con units that have been "serviced" every 3 months and still look like the above photo.
I would recommend that chemical cleaning be done at least once a year and normal servicing / cleaning of filters every 3 months.
And by chemical cleaning, I mean that the air con guys will bring down the unit, take off the plastic covers and use their chemical to wash the cooling fins. and after they have done their work, look into the area where the air comes out, and if it looks like my photo, tell them that it is not clean enough.

And what will happen if your AC unit looks like in the photo? Mold will grow on the dust and dirt and every time you turn the AC on, the mold spores will go airborne, and will land onto whatever is in that room.... beds, tables, books, furniture, clothes and they will stay there till conditions are right, then they reproduce. (in fact, that is the perfect place for molds to grow and reproduce in, condensation / changes in temp (every time you turn and AC on and off))
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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 4:27 pm

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Dear fellow forum-ers,
I have seen many air con units that have been "serviced" every 3 months and still look like the above photo.
if your aircon looks like that, somebody is pulling a fast one on you .. or your place is so dusty I would dread to even breathe .. :D :D

Well, a good 3m filter placed on top of the normal air-filter removes a lot of dust and a 6 months clean is sufficient, in my eyes, unless you are next to a construction site / lift upgrading block .. :D

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Post by ev-disinfection » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 4:38 pm

Well, fair enough, the 3M filter is good, but it is used to filter the return air (the warm air that goes back into the AC unit)
The photo shows the area where the cool air blows out, and it has to be cleaned as well.

Have a look at your AC unit, you will then be able to tell how good, your AC guy is.
And NO, i am not a AC guy.

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 5:42 pm

ev-disinfection wrote:Well, fair enough, the 3M filter is good, but it is used to filter the return air (the warm air that goes back into the AC unit)
The photo shows the area where the cool air blows out, and it has to be cleaned as well.

Have a look at your AC unit, you will then be able to tell how good, your AC guy is.
And NO, i am not a AC guy.
Well, the 3m filter wouldn't help if the out-path was dirty, as it is ..

The dust build up you can shown is due to the evoporator having had a lot of dust, and never cleaned, and if that was dirty, it will be letting out some of the dust back, which will accumulate in the exit vents, as shown.

And most likely, to have so much of dust in the exit-vent, it could also mean your aircon was running 'minus' the dust filter in the first place, as I have seen in a lot of places ..

If the evoporater was cleaned properly, or .... from day 1, the intake filter was kept clean / and washed, and the aircon was always used with a filter properly inserted, there is no chance for you to have so much dust build up .. And having a 3M filter only improves the dust filteration ..

Unless - Well, here comes the clincher: somebody was smoking like a chimney while the aircon was on .. Aircon attracts and traps minute ash particles and that can easily get stuck to every part of the aircon .. and only a complete dismantling of the whole evoporater/indoor unit and a complete wash will fix it .. a normal 3 month - suka-suka vacuum will not even help remove the dust if it was already that bad. .

PS: me not aircon guy - but dropped off halfway through City And Guilds HVAC :D plus did a six month apprenciceship .. though mostly i was nothing more than manual labourer as any new aircon technician gets relegated to ..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 5:53 pm

EV-D, I sure wish you would limit your images to 800x600 or no more than 1024x768 as it makes reading the whole page of posts a right royal pain in the arse!
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Post by ev-disinfection » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 6:27 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:EV-D, I sure wish you would limit your images to 800x600 or no more than 1024x768 as it makes reading the whole page of posts a right royal pain in the arse!
Sorry SMS, did not realise that it got so big.

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