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Kevin Chun Tie is a qualified Airconditioning & Refrigeration Tradesperson who has specialised in cleaning domestic split systems and box type units in Townsville for more than 5 years in his own business. Having completed his apprenticeship at Philips Service and Allens Industries in 1974, he carried out service repair and maintenance works on many domestic homes, commercial buildings and Industrial plants in Townsville and surrounds.

Kevin says: In those days, we used to do multiple aspects of our trade like Airconditioning, Refrigeration, Commercial Installation. We installed large central aircon plants and commissioned them for use. We also did Marine refrigeration, car airconditioning, Beer temprites on trawlers and Hotels. Some buildings he has worked on are: The Aquarius, Norqeb, News Ltd, ANZ Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Bank of NSW, Heli Hangar at Raaf Base, Ingham & Burdekin Sugar mills, Collinsville Power Stn. Aircon systems was used to dry the raw sugar while being processed.

Kevin also operated his own business servicing refrigerators for the Defense Housing Authority for Army & RAAF Married quarters here in Townsville. In 1985, he was the Duty Engineer at the Sheraton Breakwater Casino Hotel. He monitored and did service work to all essential services in the building. The aircon system was a chilled water type with Computer Energy management System to monitor load shedding of electricity in the building. He says: It had 2 main Chiller units of 650 Ton (refrigeration capacity). Each chiller could aircon 65 homes. The current power was 150 amps AC per chiller when operating. (Solar panels could help)

Kevin saw a need for the domestic type aircons to be maintained and cleaned to extend their duty cycle and operating performance.
He thought and devised a system to clean the units in the home. As he was used to working in a “Five Star” Hotel and not a construction or mine site, his attitude of working safe, clean & tidy. His Key Employee licence at the hotel - Casino had background checks back to last 10 years by the govt. (The Casino dealers CE Licence was a 5 year backgroud check) As Kevin had access to sensitive areas like surveillance and hard count rooms, checks were more in depth. Customers are assured as owner operator, their home is safe while Kevin is working on their airconditioners.

When Kevin is cleaning the aircons, he is also checking the system for possible problems that may be there or could arise. A lot of times, people do not know there is a problem until he notices it. Kevin looks at it through the eyes of a tradesperson (not just an aircon cleaner) to ensure it is functioning properly.

He says: some times there are problems with the outdoor unit or gas. Power isolator switches can be faulty. Sometimes these switches can be turned off with power of 240 V still at the indoor unit. It is important to use a qualified tradesperson where possible rather than a person who is not trade qualified. There are certain safety procedures to be aware of when cleaning domestic airconditioners, especially split systems. Some circuit breakers control multiple room aircon units. Incorrect testing procedures could result in a fatality of an electric shock. Qualified Tradespersons are aware of these things. How can a unqualified person be aware of what they have not learnt. Price is not an issue, getting a unqualified tradesperson at a low price to clean your aircons may not be a safe and smart decision.

Kevin is Trade Qualified, he can give you “5 Star” Service, and most of his business is by referral or word of mouth with various advertising. You could say: ” Kevin is the best kept secret in Townsville” He gives “5 STAR service” to his customers with cleaning their airconditioners. If you want to join his group of happy customers…call him on Mob: 0410388392 . Also check his website at (7 photos)


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Be Aircon Smart in 2009 ..TCSNQ cleans Airconditioners !

Hi everyone!

We are now near the end of March and enjoying the sunshine here in Townsville. After the recent weather with rain and hot humid days, mould has bloomed out in many a place. There was talk on the radio for different cures to rid of mould in the home. Not only does it make it unsightly, it also can set off allergies and asthma for people who suffer from dust and mould.

As we live in Townsville, humid weather encourages us to use the air conditioners more to make our lifestyle more comfortable. Whilst we are cooling off in our lounge or bedroom, we also should be aware of the air quality circulating through the split system or box type air conditioner.

Box type units (RAC) usually have a fresh air exhaust vent for fresh air flow during long operating periods. Domestic wall type Split Systems mostly in homes do not have a exhaust vent for fresh air. Fresh air usually infiltrates the home via door openings, windows etc. If the house is locked up all day and night, the air can become stale. Mould likes to flourish in humid areas, especially if the air conditioner has been running and the house locked up without adequate air circulation. If we are going to use the aircon to enjoy comfortable living indoors, it is a good practice to keep them clean on a yearly basis. Especially for the lounge, family room and main bedrooms most used. Rooms not used very often can be cleaned at 2 -3 year interval. Be aircon smart and help the environment.

Getting in the practice of cleaning at least the main bedroom and lounge on a yearly basis can help the environment and your family. It will run more efficient, reducing operating costs plus cool your home with cleaner air from your air conditioner.

It is easy for you to clean the air filters every 1 - 2 months in the summer. But all the dirt and mould is collected on the cooling coil behind the air filters and on the blower fan and air vents or louvre blades. Drainpipes can be partially blocked with algae or hornet’s nests. This can become worse and cause water to  flow down the wall inside your room. This usually happens in the summer and humid times. You can also get them cleaned before or just after summer so the mould and dust doesn’t get to the horrid level.

Cleaning your airconditioners and getting the air filters out to clean can be tricky or difficult for some people. No problemo!  Just be aircon smart .. you relax , call Kevin (TCSNQ) to clean them for you. How easy is that.

Kevin pride’s his work in doing the best he can to clean them up.  Afterwards, people have commented on how quiet they run, smell fresh and cool much better. The price is reasonable and affordable representing  ..value for money. Most of his work is via word of mouth and referrals. To do a good clean on a split can take 1 - 2 hours, depending on the amount of dirt and mould present. Kevin has a set price to clean your units depending on the number of units, the age and condition , location etc. This helps you with your budget and not having to worry about watching your clock, if charging a service call fee plus a hourly charge rate as he would normally for a qualified tradeperson visiting your home.

After a good clean on your split systems, you and your family can enjoy clean cool air!

Now you can also … be Aircon Smart this year !

Give Kevin a call on Mobile 0410 388 392 .

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