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Frogs making music in a Split System…


Croaking split systems in Townsville !




Hi everyone, I have come across frogs in split systems. Probably cooling off in the cool drain water. Try to prevent a big mess developing inside your split system. Get them cleaned yearly before mould stains the plastic and residents leave their marks behind. Your home will be more healthier. It may look ok from the outside…but behind the covers is where the real nasties hide.65189_491271970896127_1039921819_n.jpg

Why people choose a Tradesperson … because it makes a difference!

** Who cleans your airconditioners? ….Read more…
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)


Cool Weather Promo …Facebook Townsville Residents in postcodes 4812,4814,4817 (For a Limited time)

The weather is getting cooler ……….

…. It is the time of year local residents of Townsville look forward to climate wise. We may be in for a few chilly nights ahead.  The cold spell goes fairly quick and the daily temperatures begin to rise before we know it.

Most air conditioners have been used to a reasonable extent over the last 12 – 18 months. The wet weather we are having will cause more mold growth in your split systems this year. The dust in the air will further add to the dirt buildup in the blower fan and cooling coil. Drains on the splits can become partially or fully blocked with algae. This can cause water to leak inside the room in a worst case scenario.

This period of time is a good time to get the split systems cleaned while it is cool and before the summer and Xmas visits. You can avoid the last minute clean before Christmas or when the aircon suddenly leaks water in the busy summer time.

I provide a good service with a value for money offering. Speaking of value, I am offering facebook Townsville Residents in postcodes 4812, 4814, 4817,  a $50 Voucher for you to use when I next do a “Deep Clean” Service on your Lounge or Bedroom Split system. Just Like my Page and Print out this info and mention the voucher at time of booking and present it to me on my visit. The voucher expires on the 30th September 2014, which gives you time to schedule it in before the busy summer period. I trust you will take advantage of the savings with the voucher and look forward to hear from you soon.

My email address is  You can also look and refer family and friends to my website at  for aircon tips and information. Also, you can get your aircons checked with a routine “Clean & Tidy” service before the Christmas season which is not far away. Some units may need a Deep Clean if I last visited 1-2 years ago.


Kevin Chun Tie     Mob: 0410 388 392          Email:



Get your Split Systems cleaned before Christmas!

We may think that Xmas is far away. But before we know it …it will be here upon us in a mad rush getting things ready for your visitors.

As the weather is cooler now, it is a good time to get them cleaned ready for when it heats up again. Things start getting extra busy in September and October onwards.

It makes good sense to clean them now while we have them off in the cooler months. Also it is easier to budget in the cost now than closer to Christmas time with presents and holidays hitting the budget.

If there is a problem like the unit being short on gas, it is better to find out now rather than Xmas time. It will be hard to get a mechanic out to do repairs on it. It could be a major cost near $400 to regas the system. If that is the case, perhaps a new unit to be installed would be more viable. Then, installers need to be arranged along with electricians who are heavily booked already. So, all these reasons make it worthwhile to get the service done well in advance. Usually in hot periods, we get calls for water leaking inside, poor cooling, moldy appearance on unit and smelly aircons. These type of jobs create a sense of urgency and puts extra workload on services already scheduled and booked in prior to those breakdowns. So give Kevin a break and call him now while he can give extra service for your units.

Winter Servicing helps Air Conditioning

July is here , and it’s getting cooler. So now is a good time to have your split systems and box air conditioners cleaned and checked. If you do, they will be better prepared to cope with the next summer heat and humidity. Kevin Chun Tie of TCSNQ is well aware of what can be lurking in your room conditioner. The more you use your air conditioners, the dirtier they will get inside. and the end result is a unit full of dirt, mould and algae.

Airconditioners should be serviced every year. Especially the lounge, family room and main bedroom as these get most use. If you have teenagers still living at home or  a new baby, their air conditioners should be cleaned also. The young are more prone to respiratory symptoms as they are still developing. Some Manufacturers require that split systems be serviced each year to maintain their new purchase five - year warranty. If your airconditioners are not cleaned, checked or serviced, service calls and repairs during warranty period could be charged to the customer.

“People don’t realise how dirty their airconditioners are ..until the covers come off”, kevin says. Air conditioners can cause hayfever, fatigue, sore throats, dry eyes, aggravate asthma symptoms.

Let Kevin clean your air conditioners regularly and mites and spores can be kept to a minimum. Cleaning the filters yourself is good, but it isn’t enough. The cooling coil, drain and covers accumulate dirt, mould and algae. This is where Kevin comes in and solves these problem areas, leaving your airconditioner clean and smelling fresh. Units run more efficiently and save power costs after being cleaned regularly. They will last longer before replacement. It is a worthwhile service to get Kevin to clean your air conditioners … to protect your family from health hazards in the home, to enjoy comfortable living conditions and look after these home assets.

For your service, ring Kevin today on 0410 388 392

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