Air Conditioning Inspection Reports
What are Air Conditioning Inspection Reports?
Air Conditioning Inspections Reports, also known as ACIRs, provide information about the efficiency of air conditioning systems at any given site. ACIRs enact part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2012 (England & Wales).
ACIR’s apply to all air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12 kW, including systems consisting of individual units which are less than 12 kW but whose combined effective rated output is more than 12 kW.
The purpose of inspecting air conditioning systems is to:
- Improve efficiency
- Reduce energy consumption
- Reduceoperating costs
- Reduce carbon emissions
As well as improve the operation of the air conditioning units, our accredited air conditioning energy assessors are also required to confirm that necessary checks have been undertaken to ensure there is no Legionella risk as required by the Health (Legionella) Regulations 2001. The inspections must be no more than five years apart.
The inspection examines the refrigeration and air moving equipment, their controls, and documentation that helps to understand the system and how it has been maintained.
The penalty for failing to having an air conditioning inspection report is £300. A further penalty of £200 can be issued for failure to provide a copy of the air conditioning inspection report when requested.
Our air conditioning energy assessors can provide you with both simple (level 3) and complex (level 4) ACIR and help your organisation meet its regulatory obligations, maintaining and improving the performance and safety of your air conditioning systems.
Our highly qualified and fully accredited assessors will visit your site, or sites, and complete detailed inspections all of your air conditioning units, controls and manuals to ensure they are safe and operating efficiently.
We can also support your organisation throughout any changes it wishes to make in order to optimise the performance of your air conditioning systems, helping reduce your operating costs and improve occupant experience.