How often do you need to top up Aircon gas?
Usually, you should call for aircon servicing to top up your air-con once every 1 – 3 years. Nonetheless, there are customers who also choose to top up their aircon gas every 6 months. It could be due to miniscule leaks that are inevitable in every aircon system. However, do note that this is not necessary unless our aircon technicians find the refrigerant storage unit to be completely empty by the end of 6 months. Our aircon technicians will check on the pressure. They may find that the pressure fall slightly after 6 months but this is completely normal.
In most cases, cooling chemicals inside the refrigerant of an air-conditioner will not be entirely utilised throughout the service life of the aircon unit. However, if you feel that your aircon is not as efficient, an aircon gas refill is necessary as the refrigerant storage may be leaking due to damage or wear-and-tear. This causes the chemicals to be leaked out of the container. An aircon gas top up involves refilling the refrigerant storage unit with the appropriate chemical coolant. The technician first locks the gas to prevent it from escaping.. Subsequently, he will refill the compressor with the appropriate gas. This procedure allows your aircon to continue cooling the room. It is also crucial to top up your refrigerant when required to prevent your whole aircon unit from completely breaking down because of low refrigerant levels. A cheaper aircon gas top up is included in our maintenance package.