It is now a legal requirement to have your air-conditioning systems inspected once every 5 years for energy efficient operation.
It is the person who controls the operation of system who is responsible for complying with this legislation. The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was introduced in the UK in January 2006. Its objective is to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. The final implementation in England and Wales places a statutory obligation on businesses to have air-conditioning systems inspected for energy efficient operation.
Having your air-conditioning system inspected by an accredited Energy Assessor is designed to improve its operating efficiency and to reduce its energy consumption, operating costs and carbon emissions. Energy inspections will highlight improvements to the operation of your existing systems or opportunities to replace older, less energy efficient systems or oversized systems with new efficient systems.
We provide airconditioning certificates which comply with TM44. If you are unsure whether this applies to you, feel free to contact us for an informal discussion as we are only too happy to provide you with some guidance
From July 2011 it will be mandatory that inspection reports are lodged with Landmark, creating a central register and making the policing of the process a lot simpler.
The implementation dates have now passed, so any building that does not possess this certificate is operating outside the law and is non-compliant with current legislation and therefore liable for a fine or further prosecution.
Trading standards are also becoming more proactive and clamping down on non-compliant owners and operators.
When faced with the very real possibility of a £300.00 fine for each day of non-compliance with the current regulations regarding air conditioning inspections, why would'nt you have your systems inspected.