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Oct 23

Air Conditioners Considered To Be A Basic Need In Singapore

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No less than the first prime of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew consider that the air conditioner is the most important innovation of the 20th century, at least for this country. During an interview over twenty years ago, when Singapore was in a far different place than it is now, this statesman even attributed the availability and existence of air conditioning units in the country’s overall economic growth.

For some people that might appear to be an exaggeration, but for Singaporeans who live through the country’s humidity levels, it is not surprising any longer. Singapore, after all, was once called “Air-conditioned Nation.”

The Role That Airon Has Played In The Proliferation Of Business

Before the massive district cooling and Singapore’s downtown hectic scene, the country’s tropical weather definitely dictated the commerce of the country also. As many officials recall, all business transactions including selling and meetings were limited to the day’s cooler hours. That meant that by about 11 am everyone would go on break. That has carried Singapore for a very long time until an American brand of aircon entered Singapore during the 1950s. It was definitely the business sector that immediately fell for the promises offered by air conditioners. Shopping malls and fancy restaurants soon followed. The availability of aircon provided a hudge edge to all business establishments. As expected, everyone wanted to have access to aircon.

However, it is worth noting that it took some time before the airconditioning phenomena was joined by households. Aircon also had a significant influence on Singapore’s residential landscape. From wall-to-wall and high-rise living areas, balconies, open-air, and bungalows were springing up fast.

To this point in time, it is very safe to say that both the residential and commercial sector has caught up sufficiently with the aircon phenomena, and made Singapore the top user of aircon across the ASEAN.

Beyond The Economic Reasons

In addition to the economics of air conditioners, this innovation has definitely brought a high comfort level for all users. It is now deeply ingrained in the lifestyle of Singaporeans that these overall benefits are frequently overlooked.

It has been shown that Aircon reduces the potential of asthma attacks due to reducing mildew, molds, and humidity. Of course, that needs to be combined with regular maintenance and cleaning of the air filters, since aircon can also be the home of various bacteria.

Interestingly enough, parasites and insects have a tendency to avoid airconditioned areas. Many pet owners have also observed that their dogs don’t have leas when they are in airconditioned areas. In a very humid country such as Singapore, those health benefits that are provided by air conditioners cannot be discounted. Remaining in a cool area is among the best way of preventing dehydration and heatstroke, particularly during the summer. Aside from that, air-con also helps to improve the quality of sleep, something that can make the extra cost of electricity worth it.

From being a very cost-effectivity, commodity, aircon’s role in the lives of the people of Singapore has evolved significantly to be a highly personal one. It is clear that Singapore is still an Airconditioned Nation, twenty years later.

Oct 23

Trentios: A Proud Brand From Singapore Made From Strong R&D

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Dubbed “Aircon Nation,” it is not surprising any longer at just how many different air conditioning brands have been able to thrive in the country of Singapore. From the new players to famous international brands, it is never difficult selling aircon units to the people of Singapore.

However, just when you think you have seen everything that air conditioner needs to have, technological advances and trends have a tendency to create more preferences and demand when it comes to appliances. One that offers environmental soundness and energy efficiency.

This same demand is what has fueled the advance of Trentios Smart Air Conditioning. This proud Singapore homegrown brand was born from a thorough and effective research and development process. The brand today is known today for its complete commitment to making comfort widely accessible through its innovation and development.

Humble, Tough Beginnings

Although Trentios is a fairly new name, its humble beginnings actually can be tracked all the way back to 1998 when founder Joel Ho started to sell general appliances. Unfortunately, the venture did not prosper mainly due to the poor economy that prevailed at the time. However, since one of his strengths was sales, Joel moved on and started to sell air conditioners in a partnership he formed with Carrefour Singapore.

It was during that sales stint that Joe gradually started to discover the concepts that are behind Trentios today. Nonetheless, he was a very successful salesman for Carrefour. In the process, he also was able to speak to many clients and better understand what the aircon industry’s emerging needs were. A portable air conditioner was one of these needs.

That is a concept that appeals very easily to Singapore’s modern lifestyle, with most people needing to relocate from one residence to another. Having a portable aircon also lets the owners use it when and wherever necessary. That means they don’t need to spend to have separate air conditioners in their bedroom and living room. Trentios as originally called Trend Homes. However, after several efforts at rebranding, it became known as “Trentios,” both internationally and locally.

Building His Brand

Joes was not just innovating; he was developing smart appliances that had not been made before by any other aircon brands. He created digital heaters, which were much more adaptive to the prevailing temperature and user’s preferences. In addition, he introduced a 4-in-1 air conditioner that can work like a humidifier, fan, heater, and cooler. These early innovations all helped to solidify the Trentios name within the aircon industry, which was something Joel had always dreamed about. He revealed during an interview that aside from meeting consumer needs, that he wanted to create a proud Singapore brand that would be recognized by the rest of the world.

Trentios started to make connections with its ASEAN neighbors, including Thailand and Malaysia, by partnering with other established brands and commercial centers in these countries. The companies also made sure to comply with the specific product certifications in individual markets like Indonesia.

Soon, Trentios had become the well-known and respected name that it is now. Even after it established itself within the market, the brand has continued evolving and proving consumers with appliances that are designed for wellness, comfort, and convenience. For example, their portable aircon is equipped now with Green Air technology that purifies the air as it is cooling the room. The filtration technology eliminates nearly 100% of all of the airborne particles within the space, and therefore significantly improves indoor air quality. All of the models made by Trentios are designed to be energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly.

Trentios or Trend Homes has retained the very same principle that it started with – the priority is to always develop products that consumers will be able to greatly benefit from, and the profits will follow.

Sep 12

Responsible Aircon Usage in Singapore

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Being a humid country almost all year long, it is no longer surprising how prevalent aircon usage is in Singapore, even topping the rest of its ASEAN neighbours when it comes to rate of aircon installations.  Add to that the fast rise of various residential buildings and developments, with every property requiring at least one air conditioning unit. As a matter of fact, a study conducted by the Singapore National Environment Agency revealed at almost 40 per cent of the electrical bill of a household is from aircon usage. This also means that there is so much room for the country to transition to a more sustainable and ecological lifestyle by simply tweaking aircon usage.

Where the Problem Lies

While changes in aircon usage alone could not make or make the environment, there has been alarming practices in Singapore that can be adjusted to ensure a more responsible energy consumption. Ever notice how some establishments just feels so ice-cold especially right after December? The first few weeks of the year usually record the lowest temperature for Singapore, and yet most air conditioning units of most commercial establishments are running like it’s the peak of the summer. This somehow explains why we would sometimes walk into an uncomfortably cold office or shop. This can and should change.

Aircon and ventilation specialists have long advocated for a more responsive temperature setting. This means that the AC should work according to outdoor and indoor temperature. The newer air conditioning units now have this capacity to auto-adjust, but for those who still need to manually control their temperature settings, it is important to be more aware of how the surrounding prior to blasting the AC in full. Unfortunately, a strong info campaign for most AC users in Singapore is still needed to achieve this.

What Can be Done

As one of the leading users of air conditioning units in the ASEAN, Singapore can also create a significant impact in reducing carbon emissions and electric consumption by simply adjusting to responsible aircon usage. This includes diversifying the cooling systems of the establishments to include chilled beams, industrial fans, and even natural ventilation. These options would somehow require structural changes, as well. However, any business could readily weigh in on the savings from electric bill reduction as the return of investment of the renovating the area.

Active participation of households is also crucial in this move. Since most households are not using at least two AC units at a time, there is a need to educate these users further on the impact of ACs not just on their personal pockets but to a larger society. An ideal AC temperature should be comfortable, which means that it should have you layering your home clothes or using thick blankets kind of cold. While most AC units both manual and automatic are capable of cooling down a room up to 18 degrees Celsius, but rooms do not have to be really this cold to be comfortable.

Reducing the thermostat up to two degrees higher will already significantly reduce the workload for the aircon and its energy consumption. It is essential to adjust the temperature based on the prevailing outdoor and indoor temperature to achieve optimal efficiency.

These small and easy changes in how we approach aircon usage will eventually go a long way for your electric bills and the overall carbon footprint of Singapore as a massive aircon user country.

 

 

Aug 30

Singapore Introduces Water-based, Eco-Friendly Air Conditioners

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When it comes to household electric consumption, the air conditioning units have always been one of the primary culprits in incurring high electricity bill. According to the professional aircon service company, Singapore is no doubt a country where aircon is widely used, due to the weather conditions and the non-stop rise of industries here. Throughout the years though, several recommendations have been made to help household and offices save on their AC costs. Top aircon brands have also constantly innovated their products to be more energy-efficient.

 

In Singapore, one considered breakthrough in the line of energy-efficient air conditioners is a recently invented water-based air conditioning system, by the researchers in the National University of Singapore. This means that the AC is not powered by the usual chemical refrigerants, which has been long considered to be harmful to the environment.

The newly innovated aircon also gets rid of the mechanical compressors but is still able to cool down an area up to 18 degrees Celsius. One of the most significant advantages of the water-based air conditioner is that it has been tested to consume up to 40 per cent less than the usual electricity consumption of the traditional air conditioners. This alone also already guarantees significant carbon dioxide emission from air conditioners. According to a news report, this aircon also comes with a dehumidifier, which makes it ideal for small spaces. It is likewise portable so that it can be conveniently used for indoor and outdoor activities.

Currently, the research team is looking into a possible collaboration to expand the production of this type of air conditioning, but the future for eco-friendly AC systems is already starting to look bright for Singaporeans.

Other Ways to Use Aircon Responsibly

With eco-living becoming more mainstream in recent years, more and more people are also doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint. However, apart from the more common solutions of reducing single-use plastic usage as well as consciously recycling, there are several aspects in our day to day lives that we are too used to, but are harming the environment, nonetheless.

Unfortunately, one of these lifestyle staples is using AC systems. With the humid weather of Singapore, aircon has definitely become a must. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways that can alleviate the impact of aircon use on the environment, and most of these you can easily accomplish at home:

The key is to make sure the aircon does not work too hard, so it consumes less energy, plus it lasts longer. With this, proper aircon maintenance is key, including changing air filters regularly, as well as regular cleaning of the unit. Room set-up is also crucial in ensuring that longevity of the aircon. It is important that the rooms are properly sealed, so the AC unit does not need to work too hard to condition the air.

A common mistake in most houses is having too many cracks or opening around the house. As a result, it takes the aircon longer to achieve the desired temperature, which consequently means extra work. So, re-check your home or room and see where it is still possible to weatherproof it.

 

Jul 14

11 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Is Not Cold

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When the weather is hot, we rely on our air conditioners to keep us cold and comfortable. Unfortunately, AC units don’t always work like they’re supposed to. If your AirCon is not cold, you’ll want to get to the bottom of the problem. These are a few potential problems you might be dealing with.

1. You May Need To Change Your Air Filter

In many cases, air conditioner problems are caused by dirty filters. Filters are supposed to be changed every few months, but a lot of people wind up forgetting about them entirely.

If you haven’t replaced your air filter in a while, now is the prime time for a replacement. Find out what kinds of filters your AC unit uses. Put in a new filter and see if your air conditioner starts blowing cold air again.

2. You Could Be Dealing With A Frozen Or Blocked Condenser

A faulty condenser can cause a number of problems. Your condenser could be blocked. Give your unit a good cleaning and get rid of dust and debris. When debris builds up inside of an AirCon, it’s difficult for the unit to function.

A condenser can also freeze if your unit hits a certain temperature. In most cases, regular maintenance is enough to prevent this from happening. If your condenser is already frozen, you may want to have a professional look at your air conditioner.

3. Your Thermostat Might Be Broken

Some AC units are connected to thermostats. While this sort of functionality can make it easier to control the temperature in your home, it can also cause some issues. If your thermostat is malfunctioning, your AirCon will also experience problems.

Check your thermostat and see if the temperature there is correct. If the thermostat is displaying the wrong temperature, it’s safe to assume that this is the cause of your AirCon problems.

4. You Could Have A Dirty Evaporator

Air conditioners have a number of parts. If one part isn’t functioning, it can influence the performance of the entire system. An evaporator is one of the parts that could cause problems. A dirty evaporator can make it difficult for an AC unit to blow cold air.

If you haven’t cleaned your air conditioner in a long time, you should open it up and try cleaning some of the parts. If you notice a dirt build-up around one of the parts, you’ll want to address that. If you’re not comfortable cleaning your unit yourself, have a professional give it a good cleaning.

5. You Might Have A Low Refrigerant Charge Or A Refrigerant Leak

As AC units age, they become more to problems like refrigerant leaks. If your unit leaks a large amount of refrigerant, it will no longer be able to produce cool air. A low refrigerant charge can also keep your unit from properly cooling your home.

Regular servicing can resolve refrigerant issues. If you want to keep an eye on your unit, you can test for leaks with a leak detector.

6. You Could Be Dealing With A Bad Compressor

The failure of a single part can cause an entire AC unit to stop functioning. Faulty compressors are very common; it’s not unusual to find a bad compressor in an AC unit. Thankfully, this is a part that can easily be replaced.

7. You Might Need To Look At Your Ductwork

If your home is cooled by an HVAC system, you should look at the ductwork around that system. Your ductwork is what sends cold air into your home. If you have a clog or cracked or bent ductwork, that cool air may not be able to reach your home. If your AC unit seems fine, you should check out the ductwork and see if there are problems there.

8. You Should Check Out Your Breakers

Sometimes, major problems have very simple solutions. Check your breakers and see if you can spot a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker. You could be able to get your AirCon running again in a matter of minutes.

9. Give Your Air Conditioner Some Time

AirCons don’t work instantly. If you’ve allowed your home to get very hot, it could take a long time to bring temperatures back down. If your home isn’t cool yet, don’t assume that your unit is failing. Wait a little while and see if the temperatures in your home start to drop.

10. You Might Need A Larger Air Conditioner

If you’re cooling your home with a window box unit, the size of the unit might be the problem. A lot of smaller units can only provide a limited amount of cool air. If you’re trying to cool a large apartment with a small unit, it might feel like your AC unit isn’t producing cold air at all.

Stand directly next to your AirCon and see if you feel cool. If your home feels warm, but you can feel cool air coming from your unit, you may need to use a larger unit. You can also try purchasing additional units. Use fans so that the cool air from the air conditioners is able to circulate throughout your home.

11. Your Air Conditioner May Have To Be Replaced

Nothing lasts forever — not even air conditioners. If your AirCon won’t run at all, and you can’t find the cause of the problem, it may be time for you to replace your unit.

Having to replace your air conditioner isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Although a new unit can be expensive, many newer units are more energy efficient than older models. After you replace your unit, you could see your utility bills drop.

Take a good look at your AirCon and see if you can get to the bottom of the problem. Whether you fix your air conditioner yourself or call a professional, you should be able to get your AC unit to start blowing cool air. Make sure you’re getting everything you need from your AirCon. Go over these troubleshooting tips and see if you can figure out what’s wrong.

Mar 03

How a professional aircon service can help you?

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There’s this attitude of people where they don’t call a professional until it is absolutely needed. Well, I’m here to tell you that this doesn’t hold true especially for regularly used machines such as an air-conditioner. Your best bet to keep it running for a long time is to call an aircon servicing company the minute you see signs of a problem.

Fixing air-conditioners requires specialized skills in doing repair and even installing a new machine. Doing these services is different when you try to fix the AC of a homeowner or the air-conditioning system of a commercial building.

There are professional aircon service providers in Singapore that provide high quality but affordable service to their clients. They make sure that the service they render is handled well with the problem/s solved.

A professional aircon service company has services such as general maintenance service, aircon service contracts, chemical cleaning procedures, troubleshooting service, repair work, maintenance work, and even full overhaul.

Clients also get a service warranty for their services. It guarantees that the service is done by a professional with all repairs, maintenance work, and other services to last the year. When some of the aircon parts need to be replaced, the parts materials used also get a warranty. This workmanship warranty is important to a lot of clients.

General aircon services need to be done every quarter for air-conditioners that are used more than 12 hours a day. Aircon technicians can maintain the cleanliness and freshness of the air released to your room with scheduled services.

For companies and organizations, a yearly service contract is a service option that they can avail from an aircon service company. These contracts schedule regular services to keep the air-conditioning system running smoothly. It saves money since it would eventually lower maintenance costs. It’s also very convenient because they don’t have to worry about booking a service every time.

Chemical cleaning, repair, and overhaul service need to be done by professionals because these require tinkering of the machine, safety procedures, and a set of skills that only a well-trained technician can deliver.

So, before you consider going DIY on your air-conditioner know the benefits of a professional air-conditioning service company. We recommend contact us if you want quality aircon services.

Feb 23

Chemical cleaning makes for clean air-conditioners

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Cleanliness is an addiction to some which is why they require services that would promote good sanitation and hygiene in their living or work space. For air-conditioners, this service is called chemical washing.

An air-conditioner needs to receive regular service and cleaning to run smoothly and release only clean air. These can be scheduled when you hire a professional aircon service provider where you set the time and place for the service.

Not everyone realizes that an air-conditioner that doesn’t get cleaned regularly will accumulate dust and other particles. This creates an environment for molds, allergens, bacteria, and irritants to clog up your aircon vent. With the continuous operation of the AC unit, these materials can spread throughout your home as air continues to circulate.

Aside from the regular aircon service, it must be supplemented by a schedule chemical cleaning service. Although general maintenance service can clean your aircon, not all bacteria and allergens are removed after every service.

Chemical washing comes in as a service to make sure the last bacteria is dead and there are no more allergens inside your AC. This makes the service popular with homeowners and office spaces across Singapore because it thoroughly cleans their air-conditioners.

This service is done on AC units that have not run for a long time, older units, and clogged machines that have accumulated material inside the pipes and vents. It flushes out the materials completely allowing the free flow of air.

Homes with multiple pets can clog inside the unit as well. This accumulation can cause allergies in children which is why it needs to get fixed fast. Aircon chemical washing is the service of choice for families in Singapore that experience this type of problem.

Find a company that offers a workmanship warranty for this service to ensure the quality of service delivered. Also, don’t forget to monitor the safety procedures followed by the aircon technicians doing the work because you don’t want the chemicals lying around and maybe contaminate other areas of your house.

Coolbest Aircon delivers safe chemical wash at affordable rates for clients in Singapore. It comes with their 90-day satisfaction guarantee and delivered by licensed and insured aircon technicians. There are affordable for dismantle and non-dismantle chemical cleaning. You get great service at very affordable price with Coolbest Aircon.

Feb 14

Aircon servicing: How much maintenance work does an AC need?

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Air-conditioning equipment requires regular maintenance service to operate at optimum levels for the whole year. It doesn’t even matter what type of air-conditioning system you employ, all of them need regular inspection, cleaning, and other maintenance work depending on its condition.

For areas such as Singapore, it is best to have it checked during the summer because the temperatures are so high. Hiring an aircon technician in Singapore during this period will help you get through the summer heat because you have fully-operational unit cooling your living space.

An AC unit that uses up cooling gas should also be inspected for the remaining volume. Doing so shall ensure that the machine doesn’t run out of coolant that helps cool the air and prevent it from running on empty which can damage the system.

Cleaning or replacing the air filter is a common service. You should know when the last time the filter was checked. It is also easy to spot a dirty filter because it is full of dirt and dust not retaining the translucent look of the filter.

Indoor coils should also be cleaned because it allows for the efficient movement of air in the space that it is cooling. You will notice better airflow immediately and the unwanted particles are also drained and excreted properly. However, this should be done by a professional to avoid damage to this important part.

Some air-conditioners have an outdoor coil such as the split-type air-conditioners. This needs to be cleaned because it not only improves the efficiency of your unit, but it also extends the service life of your machine. Blocked coils are easy to spot due to the visible accumulation of particles.

Condensation pumps should also be inspected because in many cases this is where a system failure begins. It accumulates molds and slime that should be totally cleaned to avoid irreparable damage to the system.

Routine inspections and cleaning have become very important nowadays because you want an AC to depend on especially during summers in Singapore. Have it checked by a professional aircon service company regularly to make sure it always operates at its peak throughout the whole year so you don’t have to worry about uncomfortable nights of sleep.

Feb 08

Tips for maintaining your air-conditioner at home

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Scheduled maintenance is a must for any home with an air-conditioning unit that runs regularly. However, there are also chores that you can insert in your routine that can really help prevent your home’s AC from breaking down.

Replacing Air Filters

Most AC’s have a reusable air filter that you can clean yourself. If your unit operates throughout most of the day, it would be best to have it cleaned each month. If you live in an area that has a lot of smog outside, it is also best to clean your filter every two weeks.

Dirty filters accumulate dust, dirt, and allergens affecting the flow of air inside your living space. Your kids might be allergic to dust or you might have allergic rhinitis that can get triggered because of the dust and particles that are getting blown together with the cool air.

Electrical wires

Checking wires can be done on your own you just have to know where it’s hidden inside your unit. Access panels are easily located, you can just consult the manual for your unit to find where it is.

Be sure that your unit isn’t connected to a power outlet to avoid electrocuting yourself. Once you’ve secured that part, it’s time to open the access panel which can be opened using tools like a screwdriver.

Look for blackened wires, pitting in the contactor switch, and other signs of overheating. If you have an electrical meter, you can use it to check the condition of the capacitors in your unit. These simple tests can be helpful in finding initial signs of a problem.

Thermostat check

A functioning thermostat allows you to cool your rooms at the right temperature. Many AC’s nowadays come with a programmable thermostat which is a convenient option because you don’t have to do any more hard turning unlike the early mechanical thermostats.

These devices can help you control the temperature throughout the day and schedule cooling times for your AC. It helps you save time and money because you don’t need to manually set the temperature and the right temperatures at the right time mean you’re not wasting energy which translates to the electric bill.

Fan Unit

Your AC has a fan unit that helps circulate the air in and out of your home. You must make sure that it’s running smoothly with no damage. Turn off your AC and do a simple inspection by looking at the fan in the cracks and maybe check the bearings for rust.

Outside units

For AC’s that have an external unit, there might be grass, dirt, and other organic materials that can get inside. It will clog up and cause damage to your external unit. You must make sure that there is empty space between your ACs external unit and your plants. Regularly trimming your garden will go a long way in keeping plant materials from entering your external unit.

For more info about tips to maintain your aircon, feel free to contact us here.

Feb 02

Get the best deals in aircon servicing in Singapore

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There are a lot of companies who claim that they have the best service but when you hire them the service isn’t that good. Worse, other claim to offer affordable rates on their site but charge on the spot when the service is being conducted and, in the end, the client pays the same amount of money as the perceived to be expensive aircon service companies.

Avoiding this problem is easy. One should make sure that the service company you hire provides the service/s you need. You don’t want to end up calling another company to work on another job because the previous technician didn’t have the tools to perform the other job you requested. You’ll only end up paying double.

As a paying customer, you want high-quality services and there are many ways to get that. A skilled aircon technician is one. He/she must have the necessary skills to troubleshoot, repair, and install air-conditioners. Tinkering with these machines can get complicated if you didn’t undergo specialized training for it. In Singapore, you can check if your technician is a professional by asking for a license for their services.

In getting the best deals, service warranty is also a plus. For aircon servicing, workmanship warranty’s is very much welcomed. This can be given to actual service, parts, materials, and other work done on the machine. A company that offers this kind of assurance is confident with the quality of their service. It will also protect the consumer from a botched service because the company will do another repair service for free whenever that happens.

Service packages, especially in aircon servicing, is especially attractive and a worthwhile investment. These maintenance packages can be scheduled to your liking. Offices will benefit from it because they can keep their air-conditioning system running at optimal levels for the whole year. Service packages also come at discounted prices because the payment is good for a set of maintenance work.

You can find all these characteristics in Coolbest Aircon which serves clients around Singapore. They offer the best deals for quality services. They’ve been in the industry for more than a decade and have a loyal customer base. Learn more about their services on their site at www.coolbestaircon.com.