Air Conditioning Inspection Report


Air Conditioning Inspection Reports and assessments will need to take place for businesses with air conditioning system(s) offering a cooling capacity of 12kW or more. These cannot be carried out by the maintenance company.

In the UK, air conditioning systems include groups of units which have a combined cooling capacity greater than 12kW. For regulatory purposes, the cooling capacity of an AC system is defined as the ‘sum of all the individual cooling units under the control of one building owner or operator’. The purpose of inspecting your air conditioning system is to:

  • Improve efficiency.

  • Reduce energy consumption.

  • Reduce operating costs.

  • Reduce carbon emissions.

An ACIR should take place every five years. There are financial penalties in place for non-compliance, starting at a minimum of £300, with a further £200 fine each time you fail to provide a copy of the ACIR report to an enforcement authority within seven days.

What does an Air Conditioning Inspection Report cover?

TM44 Air Conditioning (AC) Inspections identify ways energy consumption can be reduced and is intended for all types of ‘comfort cooling’ (for the comfort of occupants), as well as air conditioning systems used in other parts of the premises. E.g. server rooms etc.

The ACIR does not cover dedicated process cooling systems; systems which serve chilled distribution warehouses; or production and manufacturing facilities. For systems providing air conditioning for both process and comfort cooling, only areas providing comfort cooling will be inspected.

It is important to note, central air handling plants; cooling towers; chillers; condensers and coolers; local heat recovery ventilation units and controls are also included in the inspection report.

GEAB provide TM44 compliant ACIRs.

Our highly qualified and fully accredited assessors visit your premises to complete compulsory inspections of AC units, controls, and manuals, to ensure they are safe and operating efficiently. The TM44 certificate also identifies improvements to the energy efficiency of your AC system.

GEAB also assist with any changes to reduce consumption and maintenance costs to optimise the performance of your air conditioning systems.

To ensure your business meets compulsory ACIR obligations, contact GEAB from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday on 0800 084 3477.

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