TM44 Northern Ireland
Under article 9 of The Energy Performance of Buildings Certificates and Inspections Regulations 2007 all air conditioning systems with an effective output over 12kw have to carry out independent inspections of their systems including cooling towers, condensers, coolers and their controls, by an accredited energy assessor
Why carry out Air Conditioning inspections?
Carrying out air conditioning inspections improve efficiency by reducing, energy consumption, operating costs and carbon emissions. Having an accredited air conditioning energy assessor will allow you to receive improvements which can be made on the current systems which in return may allow you to remove longstanding oversized systems for new energy competent systems.
Why are Air Conditioning inspections required?
If your air conditioning system has an output of more than 12kw it must be regular inspected by an accredited air conditioning energy assessor, with inspections to be within 5 years of each other. Every system that has been installed on or after January 2008 has to be inspected within the first 5 years from the installation date. Not all air conditioning systems are affected by these regulations, however if you have an effective rated output of more than 12kw you have to ensure your air conditioning units are inspected, even if the individual units are less than 12kw but have a combined effective rated output of more than 12kw.