Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for Energy Assessors who can inspect Air Conditioning systems. You will be able to contact these suppliers directly, discuss your requirement, obtain prices and compare services. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.
Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of contact details for Energy Assessors who can inspect Air Conditioning systems. You will be able to contact these suppliers directly, discuss your requirement, obtain prices and compare services. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.
Air Conditioning Inspection
If you have a 12kw or more output air conditioning system, regulations state you must have it inspected at least every five years.
An air conditioning system that was installed before December 2008 and has not been inspected must be inspected straight away.
Systems installed after December 2008 need to be inspected within 5 years of the installation date. Failure to have your air-conditioning system inspected could result in enforcement action and the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice for £300. These regulations are for any venue where there is an air conditioning system with more than 12kw output and so applies to homes, commercial and public buildings.
What Does the Inspection Include?
The inspection, which is done by an accredited energy assessor, will include an assessment of efficiency, a review of the size and advice on improvements or replacements, a visual assessment of the system and an examination of the air conditioning equipment and controls. The findings are produced in an air conditioning report.
What information will there be in the report?
After the inspection, you will be given a report by your inspector. This will tell you how efficient your system is, if and how it can be made more efficient, any faults and what you can do about them and ideas to reduce the use of your air conditioning system. It is worth noting that running an air conditioning system can sometimes account for as much as 1/3 of your energy bill. You do not have follow any recommendations from the report but you could save some money off your energy bill if you do.
The most recent air-conditioning inspection report must be retained by the appropriate person in the building, failure to do this may result in enforcement action and a Penalty Charge Notice. The ‘appropriate person’ is the one who has technical responsibility for the system.
Appointing an Assessor to Inspect Air Conditioning
Anyone calling themselves an Energy Assessor must be a member of an Accreditation scheme. To become ‘accredited’ an energy assessor must have a relevant qualification in energy assessment and suitable technical experience. They will then be allowed to produce a certificate on an on-going basis. Accreditation only lasts for as long as an individual satisfies the accreditation requirements. Recognized accreditation schemes in May 2013 are;
CIBSE - www.cibse.org
BESCA - www.besca.org.uk
ECMK Ltd - www.ecmk.co.uk
RICS - www.rics.org
Quidos - www.quidos.co.uk
Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates - www.hicertification.co.uk
NAPIT - www.napit.org.uk
Sterling Accreditation - www.sterlingaccreditation.com
Before appointing an Energy Assessor you should check that they have adequate qualifications, experience and insurance.
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