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Singapore - Heating and Air-Conditioning

In Singapore, you will probably be concerned more with air conditioning than with heating. Electric and gas are both possibilities, although now more people are relying on electrical units. You will need to employ the help of a licensed electrician to install any electrical system that your new home needs, or to make repairs for any problems you might be having. Air conditioning units can consist of ducted (hidden away), ceiling units, cassette type, single split air conditioners, and multi units.

Solar energy is also slowly becoming popular in Singapore. It is now possible to have solar panels installed on your roof. Some of the companies that install solar energy sources include:

Energy Plus: http://www.energyplus.com.sg
SM Solar: http://www.smsolar.net
KAMTEX Solar: http://www.solar.kamtexindustries.com

Some construction companies offer comprehensive services that include air conditioning services so that you don’t have to seek an outside source for this part of the construction. For instance, some companies might offer architectural design, construction and additional services such as: interior design, carpentry and joinery works, demolition, excavation, painting, plumbing and sanitary works, security alarm systems, air-conditioning systems, household shelter works, electrical works, and interior carpentry works.

Before the 1950s, when air conditioning became popular in Singapore, most business was handled in early morning hours when the air was still cool. Once air conditioning entered the mainstream, however, it started showing up in government offices, expensive eateries, and banks. Not long after, it began gaining popularity in private homes with expats being some of the first residents to adopt the new technology.

It wasn’t until the late 1980s, however, that it became common in most average households. By the late 1990s, most houses had it with the newer apartment buildings focusing more on installing air than balconies, as they had done in the past. There are even air conditioned units in some of the memorial parks in Singapore.

It is important to take care of air conditioning units since the standing water can harbor mosquitoes that can carry malaria and dengue. Cooling towers must be disinfected not only to eradicate potentially deadly bacteria but to also avoid fines which could be as much as S$5,000. An apartment owner must also adequately support a unit.

You can count on your air conditioning system to account for around 10 percent of the cost of your new house and approximately 60 percent of your monthly power bill.

There are many air conditioning servicers and suppliers in Singapore. Calling around and getting estimates is a good way of determining which one best suits your needs. The following is a short list of a few of the air-conditioning suppliers in Singapore.

Daikin Air-conditioning (Singapore)
8 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Oark 2
6333 1212

Gain City Best Electric Pte Ltd
8183 8183

Singapore Aircon
142 Tampines Street 12
6782 1209

Lemoncool Aircon
119 Ubi Avenue 4
6744 6648

Emas Supplies & Services Pte Ltd
160 Pemimpin Pl
9794 4592

Time Wing Aircon Services, Refrigerator Repair
61 Kaki Bukit Avenue 1
9007 7440

Aircon Servicing (Singapore)

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