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Global Air Conditioning Services provides a superior in house inspection service.

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Air Conditioning energy assessments are a legal requirement and have been implemented to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption, operating costs and carbon emissions while helping the environment. It highlights improvements that can be made to existing installations and when older, less efficient or oversized systems need replacing to bring cost effective benefits.

When air conditioning inspections are required

All air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kw must be regularly inspected by an energy assessor. The inspections must be no more than five years apart.

The regulations require the first inspection of the affected air conditioning systems to be carried out as follows:

  • for all systems first put into service on or after 1 January 2008, the first inspection must have taken place within five years of the date when the system was first put into service
  • for other air conditioning systems, where the effective rated output is more than 250kW the first inspection must have taken place by 4 January 2009
  • for other air conditioning systems, where the effective rated output is more than 12kW the first inspection must have taken place by 4 January 2011

More information can be found on these websites:

www.communities.gov.uk/planningandbuilding
www.cibse.org/index.cfm?go=page.view&item=1746
www.dfpni.gov.uk/air_con_guide-4.pdf

 

Information has been taken from 'Improving the energy efficiency of our buildings - A guide to air conditioning inspections for buildings' leaflet from The Department for Communities and Local Government.
You can download a full copy of this leaflet here.

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