When is an Air Conditioning System Inspection Required?
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 require inspection of all air conditioning systems with rated outputs over 12 kW at intervals not greater than 5 years. Those over 12kW must be inspected by 4 January 2011 and the work must be carried out by an accredited inspector.
CIBSE accredits only air conditioning inspectors capable of working on complex systems, although all those accredited by CIBSE can also inspect simple systems.
CIBSE accredited Air Conditioning Inspectors can provide you with air conditioning inspection reports for both simple and complex systems.
Air Conditioning Inspections
An energy inspection of an air conditioning system involves a visual assessment of the air conditioning installation, and its associated documentation. The inspector will examine the equipment, air movement systems and controls.
The primary aim of the inspection is to give the building owners and operators information about the performance of their buildings plant, and to identify opportunities to save energy and cut operating costs.