HDB, Home Maintenance

Aircon using R410A or R22

Are you going to buy a new air conditioner for your new home or replacing your current unit at home? Visiting all those air conditioner shop, u should have seen those R22 and R410A beside the air conditioner.

What are these and how is it going to affect you? It may look like a technical jargon to you. R22 and R410A are both refrigerant for our aircon compressor. But it will slowly affect us as manufacturers will stop producing the R22 refrigerant in 2016.

I would recommend that you can still buy the air conditioning with R22 as we are still 3 years away from it. But if u want energy saving aircon(4 ticks on the energy label), then most of them will be equipped with the R410A. Major manufacturers like Daikin, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic and others are already using R410A for their energy saving system.

Get READY for the change as we are going to protect Earth OZONE Layer.

Car Parks, HDB

Red and White Car Park Lot

Red and White Combination(RWC) Car Park Lot has been in the news and also discussed by Net Citizens on the internet. These RWC are not available at all car parks but at certain car parks where short term parking is highly sought after.

RWC Car Park Lot allowed you to park at the lot during non Season Car Parking Hours. This is usually 7AM to 7PM but the rules for season parking hours  for some car parks may be different. Please check up the parking sign board before you park your car at the RWC Lot.

HDB Customer Officers and HDB Car Park Offices are also not very clear about this special car park lots. Once you ask them about these RWC, they will still thought you are referring to the Red and White Parking Lot. I guess the HDB Staffs are not yet align to the rules. This worry me as I and other car users may be fine by the parking warden if they are unclear about the ruling and find us parking in the RWC lot.

I will update my blog if I find any parking warden fine our cars for parking in a RWC outside season parking hours. Subscribers may send me an email with your parking fine ticket no if this happens to you also.

Please take note HDB has not updated their website with this info at the time of the publishing of my post.

References: HDB Car Parks>>>


HDB Resale Flats Transaction Prices

Are u buying a HDB Resale Flat? HDB Flat will be your biggest investment and assest in your entire life. Buying a flat near the MRT will help you to save on transport cost and travel time. If you have the extra spending power, do keep this in mind. Flats near MRT are easy to sell and have higher market value.

HDB Resale Flat is just like a bidding process on Ebay where the highest bidder will get the flat. You need to work out yourself or with a real estate agent on how to secure a flat within your spending limit. You must take note that PRs are willing to pay higher prices to secure a flat as monthly rental are eating into their cash layout monthly. Do your sums right and not to compete with them if it will blow your budget.It is best that you just need to use CPF to cover the loans without the need of doing cash top up.

HDB Resale Flat Transaction Prices>>>