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Don't live in fear of ending up with a broken air conditioner at the height of summer. Here's our summary of some of the city's most recommended maintenance firms.
Where would we be without Willis Carrier’s great invention – the modern air conditioning unit? Let’s face it, summer in the UAE would be completely unbearable if it wasn’t for A/C in every conceivable enclosed space. But our reliance on them means that they’re likely to give up at any minute, leaving us in a real hot mess. With that in mind, we take a look at some of the city’s recommended handy people.
Jim Will Fix It JWFI is a Jack of all trades – if you need a plumber, carpenter, DIY, A/C servicing or painting and decorating at home, it can take care of it. The technicians here all have either a professional qualification or more than three years’ experience. JWFI covers all areas of Dubai and offers a full A/C servicing package, which includes a deep clean of the unit using a special power spray to remove sand from the external filter, electrical and blockages checks, cleaning and disinfecting of the internal filters. Parts are charged additionally and come with a 12-month warranty. Dhs350 per unit A/C servicing. Dhs100 call out charge, Dhs200 per hour for all services. Sun-Thu 8am-6pm, www.jimwillﬁxit.ae (800 349).
Must Have Maintenance An all-round service with a team that can take care of everything, from air-conditioning to carpentry. The firm covers all areas of Dubai, and also have clients in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. All staff are qualified to diploma level in their trade discipline and are experienced in working in homes and offices. Must Have Maintenance offers a 24-hour emergency call out service and will be at your door within two hours. Dhs200 standard call out fee for the first hour, then Dhs150 per hour thereafter. Sat-Thu 8am- 6pm for non-emergencies. www.musthavemaintenance.com (050 158 5395, emergency 24-hour hotline 050 687 9959).
Al Shwifat A malfunctioning A/C system is never a welcome development in Dubai. If you find your cooling system stubbornly refusing to take the room temperature down to a hospitable level, it’s time to call Salam. Together with his team of experts, he’s resolved every air-conditioning and plumbing- related crisis we’ve thrown at him over the past seven years, and all in impressively speedy time. From Dhs150 for A/C servicing. Locations across Dubai (050 498 3137).