Aircon piping needs to be in great condition at all times, as it’s one of the most important components of the entire air conditioning system. If your aircon pipe is properly installed and well-maintained, then it should last you several years without any problems. However, there are several factors that’ll affect the lifespan of your aircon pipe if you’re not careful enough. If you don’t pay attention to these, your aircon pipe won’t last as long, and your air conditioner will be at risk for breaking down. Here are three ways to prolong the lifespan of your aircon pipe:
1. Never DIY the aircon installation
The most common reason for AC piping problems is shabby and haphazard installation. Improper or rushed installation can lead to early rusting, a variety of multifunctions, gas leaks, water leaks, clogging, and a bevy of other issues. Even if you think you understand how to install an air conditioner—don’t do it! It’s better to rely on a professional with a lot more experience to install your air conditioner and make sure that every component is in its proper place. This won’t just insure the lifespan of your aircon piping, but the lifespan of your entire unit.
2. Make sure that initial installation is done using quality materials
If you want something to last long, you should always aim for getting it in quality material. This stands true for almost everything: clothes, kitchenware, and yes—even aircon piping. The quality of the aircon pipes will make a huge impact on how long the aircon piping will last. Aircon pipes are subjected to high pressure on a near-daily basis, and over time, degrade due to the pressure. Good quality aircon pipes will degrade slower as they will be more resistant to the pressure. Poor quality pipes will end up breaking much faster.
During installation, it’s also important to note that the insulation also affects the lifespan of the aircon piping. The insulation needs to be of high quality, as poor insulation will increase the rate of condensation in the piping, and will lead to leakages. If the leakages persist, your aircon piping will be damaged.
In conclusion: to increase the longevity of your aircon piping, pay attention to the installation process of your air conditioner. You have to make sure that a) the material of the piping is durable and b) the type of insulation is high quality and 3) all components are properly installed. Ultimately, inferior components and improper installation of an air conditioner will probably lead to the entire breakdown of the air conditioning system.
3. Maintain your air conditioner regularly
By conducting regular (or even occasional) maintenance checks, you’ll be able to detect aircon pipe problems in their early stages. And just like with real sicknesses, if you can detect a problem in its early stages, then they’d be that much easier to solve. By conducting a maintenance check, you not only nip a problem in the bud, but make sure it doesn’t escalate to completely ruin your air conditioner.
Specifically for your aircon pipes, during a maintenance check, make sure the technician removes dirt and other foreign materials building up in the aircon piping. This is essential to keeping your aircon pipes in good shape, as pipe blockages decrease the efficiency of your unit, and, if left unchecked, damages the entire piping system. Again: don’t do this yourself! You need a qualified professional to do the maintenance check, otherwise you might just be damaging the air conditioner instead of fixing it.
When it comes to extending the lifespan of your aircon pipes—or heck, your entire air conditioner!—you need to have skilled technicians that you can depend on for all your air conditioning needs, from installation to maintenance to repair. If you’re in need of quality service at fair rates, give us a call at Oasis Aircon Singapore! Our team of highly-skilled AC technicians are some of the most reliable in the country. Call us now!