In the face of ever increasing environmental and health and safety legislation, Airco work tirelessly to ensure our clients are compliant.
A compliance audit from Airco will provide the client with a full maintenance inspection along with a report detailing issues of none compliance and advice of any remedial work required.
The Environmental Protection Regulations 2002 ban the use of new R22 refrigerant from the end of 2009. Recycled R22 can continue to be used until the end of 2014, but then any work on R22 systems will be banned. Both the gas itself and replacement parts are becoming more expensive and difficult to source.
Airco are happy to advise you of your options for maintenance and replacement of equipment. New systems will have efficiency benefits and may qualify for financial incentives.
Since 2014, legislation states that requirement for leak checking existing systems is based on the charge size in tonnes of CO2 equivalent. So systems with higher GWP refrigerants will need to be leak tested more frequently than those with the same charge weight of a lower GWP refrigerant. Leak checks must be carried out by a qualified engineer and accurate records must be kept of the leak checks carried out. We would advise leak checks on all systems to keep them operating effectively and efficiently. All Airco’s contracted maintenance customers are compliant with FGAS legislation.
TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments
From January 2011, any building with an air conditioning duty of over 12kw, must have had an independent TM44 inspection and the issue of an Energy Performance Certificate, providing the equipment was installed before January 2008. This must be repeated every 5 years. There are significant fines for non-compliance.
Airco provide competitively priced reports to ensure compliance with TM44 regulations.