Regular maintenance of your air-conditioner will help prolong its lifespan and keep it running efficiently. It is also important to check the brackets holding up the air-conditioner condenser as any loose bolts or improper installation can result in accidents.
Have your air-conditioner serviced regularly by a licenced service provider. Ask the service provider whether your condenser unit requires a replacement of brackets due to rust and corrosion.
In addition, clean the air-filters of your air-conditioners to maintain optimal airflow.
Under the Building Control Act, homeowners can face a penalty of up to S$5,000 and/ or jail term of up to six months for improper installation of air conditioner.
In addition, flat owners can also face a fine of up to $10,000 and/ or a jail term of up to one year, if the air-conditioner falls due to lack of maintenance, under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA).
You can only engage BCA-trained air-conditioner installers to replace or install your air-conditioners.
Please follow these steps to inspect your air-conditioner.
Do check with the air-conditioner serviceman if there is a need to replace a corroded/ rusty air-conditioner unit. Regular maintenance of the air-conditioner and the supporting frame helps prevent the risk of it getting dislodged, thereby ensuring public safety.
An air-conditioner that is improperly installed or maintained can cause serious injury or death to members of the public walking below your flat when it falls.
Brackets mounted on timber frame
Corroded and rusty parts
No proper insulation
Condensate piping not running internally
Correct method of mounting the stainless steel bracket
Well-maintained air conditioner
Well-insulated refrigerant pipes and joints
Condensation water is properly discharged internally
Check here for the approved locations and installation methods for air-conditioners according to your flat type. If you need to install an additional compressor unit or have further enquiries, please check with the HDB Branch managing your block.
This video illustrates the steps for air-conditioner installation and maintenance.
The following installation guidelines must be followed for conventional flats.
The following installation guidelines must be followed for flats that have their external surface covered with tiles or other finishes.
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