Save power – government will pay half to clean your aircon

PHOTO: EGAT will pay half the cost of aircon cleaning. (via Climate Care)

To help people struggling with the rising costs of electricity, the Thai government has offered to cover half the cost of having your aircon cleaned. A dirty air conditioner with a clogged filter can be unhealthy, and can significantly increase your aircon bill, so the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is repeating its previous “Clean Your Air for the Country” campaign.

The programme aims to reduce the average customer’s electricity bill by up to 10% by getting their aircon to run more efficiently. EGAT will subsidise the cost of servicing one aircon unit per household, contributing 300 baht towards the 600 baht fee for the cleaning. The service is only available for the standard wall-mounted air conditioner that is common in most Thai households, and for units that are a maximum of 24,000 BTU.

To qualify, customers must be able to submit their national ID card along with any bill for electricity for their home for any month during this year. People who have taken advantage of this offer the first time the government offered it are not eligible to participate a second time. Employees of EGAT are also disqualified from taking part in the programme.

Anyone wanting to participate in the campaign and take advantage of the 300 baht discount offer can register by the end of September in six different stores and chains. HomePro, PowerBuy, Blue Port, the Emporium, the Mall, and Siam Paragon will all be able to sign up those who qualify.

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Those who want the discount on aircon cleaning can go to any of those stores and make an appointment to set the date and time of the servicing. The 300 baht co-pay is required at the store at the time the appointment is set.

For more information, customers are advised to call (062) 273 9396 or (062) 273 9335.

SOURCE: The Nation

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Neill Fronde

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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