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Air Conditioning Inspection

What is an Air Conditioning Inspection?

An air conditioning inspection is a requirement from the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which requires regular inspections of air conditioning installations. These inspections are in addition to the inspections required to meet Statutory and duty of care obligations.

Air conditioning inspections are designed to improve efficiency and reduce electricity consumption, operating costs and carbon emissions. Energy inspections highlight improvements to the operation of your existing installations as well as highlighting opportunities to replace older, less efficient and possibly oversized systems which new energy efficient systems.

Air conditioning inspections should be undertaken a maximum of 5 years apart.

Download the CLG guide on Air Conditioning Inspections here (opens in a new window).

Which buildings require Air Conditioning inspections?

All air conditioning systems with an effective rated output >12kW must be regularly inspected by a registered Energy Assessor.

An air conditioning system refers to any system where where refrigeration is used to provide cooling for the comfort of occupants. This excludes seperate refrigeration provided solely for process applications such as cold stores, pharmaceutical production etc.

When are Air Conditioning inspections required?

  • New installations installed from 1st Jan 2008 must be inspected within 5 years,
  • All other air conditioning systems with an effective rated output > 250 kW must inspected by January 2009 and
  • Air conditioning systems with an effective rated output > 12 kW must inspected by January 2011.

Who can produce Air Conditioning inspections?

Air Conditioning inspections can only be produced by Qualified, Accredited Non-Domestic Energy Assessors. Our Surveyors are registered with the CIBSE accreditation scheme which gives you assurance of our professional approach and ability to meet your requirements. For more information click here (opens in a new window)