You may or may not be aware of the current legislation for static air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12Kw affected by these regulations.
The effective rated output is the maximum calorific output in Kw stated by the manufacturer of the system as delivered during continuous operation while complying with useful efficiency indicated by the manufacturer.
One or more air conditioning units within a building controlled by a single person are considered to comprise a single air conditioning system for the purpose of the regulation
The energy efficient inspection must be carried out by a qualified energy assessor at intervals of no more than five Years.
The regulation requires the first inspection of the affected air conditioning system to be carried out as follows:
- For all systems first put into service on or after 1st January 2008, the first inspection must have taken place within five years.
- For other air conditioning systems where the effective rated output is more than 250 Kw the first inspection must have taken place by 4th January 2009
- For other air conditioning systems, where the effective rated output is more than 12 Kw the first inspection must have taken place by 4th January 2011
Trading standards officers are responsible for enforcing the requirements related to air conditioning inspection reports.
Failure to commission, keep or provide an air conditioning report when required by the regulation mean a penalty charge notice may be issued to those in breach of the requirements.
For further information please view A guide to air conditioning inspections for buildings
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