When YK dragged the fan from my bedroom to the living room, I knew something must be wrong. Indeed, the aircon wasn't working very well.
Yesterday evening, I finally dragged the ladder from the storeroom, climbed up to take a peek at the air-con's innards. Holy moly! The filters were covered in a layer of dust that's thicker than Rusty's furcoat. I suspect they've not been cleaned since the condo was built. I brought the filters to the bathroom to scrub away the 5 years worth of dust.
Easy peasy! Within 30 minutes, I had cleaned all the 5 units of air-con in the house. I should have done this months ago! I had always thought of it as a daunting task carried out by air-con technicians, who knew it could be that easy?
Singaporeans love to pay good money for people to come into the home to do something so simple! We're just too lazy or reluctant to learn.
Last weekend, I finally took the curtains down for washing. Again, I had procrastinated for so long because I was lazy. I admit, the thought of climbing up the ladder, removing the pins and hooks from the dusty curtain, washing, drying and putting it up again sounds like a big effort. Well, once I got started, it was pretty simple.
Now that the curtains have been washed, air con cleaned up and carpet's returning from the drycleaners tomorrow, the house should be relatively dust-free. I can finally stop scratching my head, wondering where all that dust is coming from. I can't believe it took me so long!