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Why air conditioning inspections are required
Having an air conditioning system inspected by an accredited air conditioning energy assessor(1) is designed to improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption, operating costs and the carbon emissions ...
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 regulation...
Systems requiring an air conditioning inspection
Only air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kW are affected by these regulations. This will include systems consisting of individual units which are less than 12kW but...
Fluorinated greenhouse gas inspections
Fluorinated greenhouse gases are among the Kyoto Protocol groups of gases for which the EU has committed itself to reduce emissions. European Community Regulation 842/2006 on certain fluorinated green...
What does an air conditioning inspection cover?
The inspection will examine the refrigeration and air moving equipment that are part of air conditioning systems and their controls. It will also examine any documentation that helps to understand the...
What can I expect in the report?
The purpose of the inspection report is to ensure that the building owner or manager is provided with information regarding the efficiency of the air conditioning systems that they control, together w...
What a report must contain
The inspection report must include an assessment of the efficiency of the system and its size compared to the cooling requirements of the building. It must also contain appropriate advice on possible ...
Responsibilities for ensuring inspections are done
The person who controls the operation of an air conditioning system must: ensure an inspection has been done in accordance with the requirements and timetable of the regulations keep the most re...
Control of air conditioning systems
The person who controls the operation of the system is the person who controls the technical functioning of the system, not someone who does no more than adjust the temperature or whose only responsib...
Responsibilities for conducting air conditioning inspections
An energy inspection of an air conditioning system must be carried out by an accredited air conditioning energy assessor who is a current member of an accreditation scheme. The energy assessor must ma...
Air conditioning energy assessor accreditation
Accreditation schemes are responsible for managing air conditioning energy assessors and for the quality of air conditioning inspections by ensuring their energy assessors are competent and possess th...
Responsibilities with respect to other inspection or certification procedures
The air conditioning inspection report must be kept in a safe place so that it can be used to inform subsequent inspections. It is recommended that the inspection report should be kept in the building...
Determining the size of your air conditioning system
The effective output of an individual air conditioning unit or system may be given on the rating plate attached to the unit. It may also be stated in the operating and maintenance manual or from the m...
Control of equipment
The landlord is responsible for ensuring there is an inspection report for the central system and the tenant is responsible for ensuring there is an inspection report for the equipment they have insta...
Multiple small systems in a building
Where a system consists of a number of small units with an effective rated output of less than 12kW, but the total number of units within the building means that the combined cooling capacity is great...
Equipment under single control in separate buildings
Where an individual building benefits from the refrigeration plant of an air conditioning system, under single control, the building owner or manager are responsible for obtaining an air conditioning ...
Refrigeration provided solely for process applications
The definition of air conditioning system means a combination of all the components required to provide a form of air treatment in which the temperature is controlled or can be lowered, and includes s...
The inspection process
The air conditioning inspection process will examine the refrigeration equipment and air moving systems that are part of an air conditioning system, including their controls. Any documentation which h...
Refrigeration provided solely for process applications
Refrigeration equipment and its associated heat exchange systems are checked briefly. The inspection looks primarily for indicators of damage or lack of maintenance that would significantly reduce the...
Air moving systems
Where installed as part of the system to provide cooling, air moving systems is an important factor in the assessment. The contribution that fans make to the total annual energy consumption of the com...
Controls
System controls are assessed in more detail. There could be considerable scope to identify inefficiency due to inappropriate control methods, incorrect control settings and poorly located sensors, and...
Documentation
The quality, extent and accessibility of relevant information provided before an air conditioning energy assessor visits an installation has important consequences for the effectiveness and may increa...
Maintenance
Evidence of any existing planned maintenance schedule or of other recent maintenance activities will be sought. Where documentation clearly shows that equipment and systems are already the subject of ...
Advice on improvement options
Three levels of energy efficiency are likely to be found when systems are assessed: systems where efficiency is clearly impaired due to faults, neglect or misuse systems where efficiency is lik...
Consumer protection and enforcement
Checking the authenticity of an air conditioning inspection report or an energy assessor An air conditioning report must be produced by an accredited air conditioning energy assessor. The energy asse...
Complaints
Complaints about the availability or quality of an air conditioning inspection report, about an energy assessor who produced the report or the energy assessment should be directed to the following: ...
Penalties for not having an air conditioning inspection report
Local weights and measures authorities (usually through their trading standards officers) are responsible for enforcing the requirements relating to air conditioning inspection reports. Failure to com...
 

 

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