Do I need an Air Conditioning Energy Assessment?
All buildings with more than 12kw of air conditioning are now required by law to have an Air Conditioning Energy Assessment completed. In the case of buildings with more than 250KW these inspections should have already been carried out. Your deadline was 4th January 2009. For all other buildings, you have until the end of 2010 to have your first inspection completed.
IT’S THE LAW! Don’t risk getting reoccurring fines.
TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections
Air Conditioning energy inspections are commonly known as Air Conditioning Assessments. The methodology used is called TM44 air conditioning and the final product will be a TM44 report. The Air Con report will give all details of the air conditioning energy usage and its compliance with TM44 air conditioning regulations. An Air Conditioning inspection is a vital part of complying with Air Conditioning TM44 legislation. Air Conditioning Energy Assessment has only recently been introduced and are required by organisations throughout the country.
What is an Air Conditioning Inspection (Air Con Assessment)?
An Air Conditioning Energy Inspections (TM44) allows your organisation to comply with European Directive legislation coming into force within the United Kingdom. The air conditioning assessment itself is also being recognised as an excellent tool to help recognise energy and money saving opportunities. The initial cost of the air conditioning energy assessment is often covered in just a few weeks when simple low cost measure are identified and implemented.
The aim of the Assessment is to:
- Provide building owners/operators with Information about system performance.
- Identify opportunities to reduce your CO2 emissions, save energy and money.
The output of the inspection will be a TM44 air conditioning report and TM44 inspection highlighting measures which, if adopted, will have the potential to save energy and money within a reasonable payback period. Air Con Inspection reports will remain valid for five years, after which the air conditioning system will require another TM44 inspection.
Which Air Conditioning Systems require TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments?
The TM44 regulations do not apply to process cooling systems and are being adopted in two phases. The first phase applies to air conditioning systems with a rated cooling capacity above 250 kW and the second phase for the remaining systems over 12 kW. The cooling capacity of an air conditioning ‘system’ is further defined as “the sum of all individual cooling units under the control of one building owner or operator”. It may therefore include smaller ‘window-box’ and split units which are considered to be part of the ‘system’.
When do Air Con systems need to be inspected?
- First air conditioning inspection of all existing systems over 250 kW cooling capacity completed by 4 January 2009.
- First air conditioning inspection of all existing systems over 12KW cooling capacity completed by 4 January 2011.
- New air conditioning systems over 12 kW installed after January 2008 must be inspected within 5 years of being put into service.
How can J-Tech Air Con Services help?
J-tech provides a comprehensive Air Conditioning Inspection service. Our team of experienced and accredited air conditioning inspectors and air conditioning surveyors have specialist training in air conditioning Inspection are dedicated to ensure timely and speedy delivery of your completed Air Conditioning Inspection Report. If you would like more information regarding our air conditioning inspection service or would like to talk about your requirements please contact us for a quotation.
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