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Air Conditioning Reports
UKBC are accredited by the Department Of Personnel (DFP) for engineers to carry out Air Conditioning Reports
Air Conditioning Reports - What You Need To Know
Air Conditioning Reports are required for Air Conditioning units that have an output of 12kW or more. The report needs to be carried out every five years because AC units are renowned for using lots energy.
Air Conditioning Reports were introduced by the EU in January 2008. However, it’s important to note that upon leaving the EU, the UK government intends to keep these laws.
All air conditioning systems installed before January 2008 should already have had an inspection. This was a legal requirement. If you haven’t had a report carried out you must arrange one as soon as possible, or risk a £300 fine. Furthermore, AC units installed after January 2008 must be checked at least every five years. It is the responsibility of the controller of the air conditioning unit to make sure it is legal. By ‘controller’ we mean the person who manages the technical functioning of the system, not someone who changes the temperature. Usually, this is the owner, although it may be a servicing company that maintains the unit.
Air Conditioning Reports with UKBC
It is very important to make sure your AC system meets regulations. Furthermore, taking immediate action on advice offered by UKBC will also improve the effectiveness of your unit and reduce running costs.
If there is an AC unit in a rented property, in most cases, the landlord and tenant have equal responsibility for making sure the unit meets regulations. You can find out if your AC units qualify for Air Conditioning Reports by checking the instructions. Alternatively, visit the manufacturer’s website or check the rating plate attached to the unit.