Archive for March, 2008

Are you buying or selling a home?

If you are in the process of looking at a new home or investment property, get your building inspector to check and note the condition of the air conditioning units throughout the house. Even after 1 -2 years, dirt and mold can be accumulated on the outside covers and especially on the internal working parts of the indoor unit. Parts like the air filter, cooling coil, drain assembly, fan louvres, fan housing and fan blower. These contaminated parts can sources of bacteria and algae which can set off allergies for hayfever and asthma sufferers. Yes, it is a serious health concern which can affect your entire family, especially the children and babies. Kevin at TCSNQ can clean the indoor units so they smell fresh and operate more efficiently.

This can save power running costs and enhance the comfort levels in your home. At the time of signing a contract of sale, it can be helpful to note that the air conditioners be cleaned prior to settlement date. Most vendors are agreeable to cover the costs of getting this service performed. Sometimes a 50/50 share of the cost can be agreed upon. Either way, it is a good reason to have it done at this time as access to the units is easier after furniture is removed or before it is delivered by the new owners.

Another good time is to get them cleaned before you list the house on the market. It can be a good bonus benefit to mention to interested persons on open house days. Most people get the carpet aand windows cleaned, but dirty and moldy airconditioner can have a musky smell in the room. Sometimes you can see the mold and dust on thr front covers.

Well, next time you are out and about house hunting, take a note of how clean the airconditioners. They can be clean on the outside, but filthy and moldy behind the covers. It usually takes a specialised service which Kevin performs to clean them up. The homeowner usually does not have the required equipment and setup to do it. Most can only clean the air filters. It it what lies behind the filters which need cleaning. Easy to find out…just ask the vendor or agent, when was the last time the air conditioners were cleaned by a qualified air conditioning tradesperson or Kevin himself?

Most people will say, 4 yrs or never since they were installed. Some homes for sale are 6-10 years of age and the air conditioners have never been properly cleaned. So next time, hopefully you will know if the air conditioners need a clean in the house you just looked at over the weekend.

Happy house hunting or selling !

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