Air Conditioning Energy Assessments

New regulations (TM44) now require regular mandatory inspections of all air conditioning systems with rated outputs of over 12kw at intervals not exceeding 5 years commencing 4th January 2011. This includes the combined output of one or more individual air conditioning units in a building.

When are inspections due by?

If your air conditioning system has a rated output greater than 12kW, but less than 250kW you should have had your first inspection by 4th January 2011.

For new systems installed on or after 1 January 2008, the first inspection must have taken place within 5 years of the installation date.

If your air conditioning system has a rated output greater than 250 kW, you must have had your first inspection by 4th January 2009.

After the initial inspection an Air Conditioning Energy Assessment is required every 5 years. This is now law

Who is responsible?

If you control a building with an air conditioning system that is affected by these Regulations, you are responsible for ensuring an inspection has been done by the deadlines and that you have a copy of the most recent inspection report.

The inspection report should ideally be kept with on-going maintenance records in the building log book.

What if I don’t get an Air Conditioning Energy Assessment done?

Local authorities (usually by their Trading Standards Officers) are responsible for enforcing the requirements relating to air-conditioning inspection reports. Failure to commission, keep, or provide an air-conditioning inspection report when required by the Regulations means you may be issued with a penalty charge notice. Trading Standards Officers may act on complaints or undertake investigations. They may request you to provide them with a copy of your air-conditioning inspection report. If asked, you must provide this information within seven days of the request or be liable to a penalty charge notice for failing to do so. A copy of an air-conditioning inspection report can be requested by an enforcement officer at any time up to six months after the last day for compliance with the obligation to make it available.

The penalty for failing to having an air-conditioning inspection report is fixed at present at £300 per system per day.

How can ICE help?

ICE can undertake all form of Air Conditioning Energy Assessment and provide free no obligation advice and guidance.

All assessors are also fully qualified refrigeration and air conditioning engineers with the latest 2079 F Gas certification.

All our reports comply are filed with the Government Landmark Register and are fully compliant with TM44.

For further information, quotation or to arrange an Air Conditioning Energy Assessment please call 01928 568800 or email.