TM44 Air Conditioning Legislation
For anyone who owns or manages an air conditioning system that is over 12Kw is responsible for obtaining an assessment of their operating conditions and ensuring they receive a regular service, inspection and maintenance check.
This inspection for 12Kw systems and above is mandatory and is enforced and regulated by the legislation laid down in Article 9 of the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations 2007.
It states that owners and companies need to employ a certified independent professional to inspect their air conditioning on regular bases.
Trading Standards are the body held responsible for enforcing these regulations and as an authorities body they can issue penalty charges for failure to comply.
Therefore it is important that all the requirements are met and a TM44 report provided were necessary.
For those who own, manage or control air conditioning systems in the 12 Kw or above category they need to ensure they are inspected every 5 years by an independent and qualified and certified Company.
For those who have recently moved and have acquired premises with existing air conditioning you will need a TM44 inspection within 3 months of occupation.
These inspections should produce an assessment TM44 report that will specify the details of any work, maintenance, servicing and repairs undertaken to that particular system.
All inspections need to be carried out by an accredited Air Conditioning Energy Assessor and all reports must comply to the rules detailed in the TM44 reports.
- Helps reduce your carbon footprint
- Avoid fines and non compliance fees
- Cost effective; reduced CO2 saves money
- Reduce energy costs by becoming more energy efficient
- Identifies inappropriate and inefficient units and systems
- Provides further energy advice and details on appropriate service and management