Air conditioning inspections (TM44 survey)
Air Conditioning Inspections are legally required to comply with Article 9 of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The inspections are in place as part of a government initiative to drive improvements in energy efficiency and an Air Conditioning Inspection report will highlight areas where operational improvements can be made to your AC system, with savings identified often covering the cost of the inspection.
Inspections are required for all Air Conditioning systems over 5 years old with a combined cooling capacity greater than 12kW and need to be conducted by an accredited Energy Assessor at least once every 5 years.
Benefits of regular AC Inspections:
- To ensure your full legal compliance – avoiding financial penalties (currently fixed at £300, which can be issued for every day of non-compliance).
- Eliminate the risk of invalidating insurances or company accreditations.
- Improving efficiency and reducing the energy consumption of air conditioning systems.
- Reduce carbon emissions and cut operational costs.
From January 2015 all R22 refrigerant top up is banned, after this date you will need to replace any equipment using this refrigerant should any repairs be required.