TM44 Inspections - Air Conditioning Energy Assessments TM44 Inspection Information, Legislation, Benefits & Costs
CIBSE TM44 is used as the guidance for air conditioning inspections in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar. The guidance is primarily intended to support inspections which are carried out for compliance with the EPBD, but will also be useful to anyone who wishes to assess the energy efficiency of an air conditioning system.
Air conditioning energy assessments are now a legal requirement under The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 SI 2007/991 amended by SI 2007/1669, SI 2007/3302 and SI 2008/647. We’ve written in more detail on both EPBD and air conditioning compliance obligations.
The person who controls the operation of the system is the person who has the responsibility for ensuring an inspection takes place every 5 years. Only systems that are used purely for process cooling are exempt form the air conditioning inspection laws.
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is policed by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (Trading Standards). Failure to comply with the directive could include reoccurring fines of £300 for smaller air conditioning systems (per non-compliance visit). For more complex systems, some councils have stated that non-compliance could result in larger fines relevant to the level of deemed negligence. The TM44 Inspection of air conditioning systems is also a requirement in order to obtain and renew ISO:8001 accreditation.
In short, you could save significantly more than it costs to carry out the air conditioning assessment, with very little capital expenditure. How much you can save will depend on the age and efficiency of the air-conditioning system and controls installed. An ‘Enhanced TM44 Inspection’ gives a more in depth assessment of the air-conditioning system. Thus, we would highly recommend our clients to consider this type of TM44 inspection in order to maximize identified potential savings.
We go into depth on the subject of Energy Savings which can be found on our news page.
The costs of a TM44 inspection depends on the type of air conditioning system that you have installed. The CIBSE TM44 inspection guidance describes the methodology to follow so we would need to know about the components of your system in order to quote a price. The inspections fall under 2 categories, level 3 inspections & level 4 inspections.
An example of a TM44 inspection level 3 would be 7 split units with a centralised controller. A level 4 inspection would typically involve 1 or more AHU and/or chillers, these type of inspections tend to cost more due to the time taken to inspect the components.
If you would like to know more about TM44 inspection costs then please let us know what equipment you have installed and we will get back to you with a formal quote and competitive price.
Why Are KTIC Solutions TM44 Inspection Specialists? See for yourself our mission to help organisations reduce energy usage and lower CO2 emissions in buildings
We are a professional and friendly specialist TM44 air conditioning assessment provider with a wealth of experience and founded on principles of great Customer service trustworthiness, professionalism and efficiency.
We have a track record of building strong and lasting working relationships with our clients after carrying out their TM44 inspection. The TM44 inspection is only required every 5 years but many of our clients request other building compliance services from us because they trust our advice and are confident in our ability to deliver on their requirements. Everything we do is guided by our insistence on integrity and our primary aim of delivering high quality air conditioning inspections that add value. If your current TM44 inspection provider doesn’t live up to these standards then you need to get in touch with us today.
When it comes to providing air conditioning inspection projects for companies with multiple UK sites we excel. KTIC Solutions have a wealth of experience when it comes to working closely with multi-site Retail companies. Understanding that there are many compliance requirements, unforeseen reactive issues and commercial pressures that face facilities managers of major UK businesses drives our focus on unrivaled customer service. You will receive tailored air conditioning inspections to ensure absolute minimum disruption to the running of your business. Our experienced energy assessors are able to gather the required data quickly and efficiently without taking up the time of your staff or managers. This allows us to work with you to ensure that we can fulfill your air conditioning inspection obligations without any detrimental effect on the operation of your business.
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Working In Partnership With You To Provide A Better Quality TM44 Inspection
We’re proud to work with a diverse range of clients throughout the UK and Ireland delivering our TM44 inspection service. Possessing a wealth of experience working alongside Facilities Management companies, Air Conditioning companies, Environmental Consultants and directly with clients operating in all sectors. We are able to provide standard TM44 inspection reports that cover clients for their legal obligations. However, we’re also able to offer you enhanced reporting that identifies specific potential cost savings. Our enhanced inspection can be used as both an f-gas register and to plan for your future capital expenditure.
Your specific needs are priority and we will tailor our service to suit and are always happy to help. From providing advice to booking an urgent inspection please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you or meet you to see if we can help out with your TM44 inspection requirements or any other building compliance services that we provide.
Testamonials Take a look at what our existing clients say about our TM44 inspection service and results
Ramboll have worked with Kevin and his team for a number of years now, they have supported us in delivering hundreds of EPCs and TM44s to our clients. Kevin understands the pressures we are under to deliver and has always gone the extra mile to assist us. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kevin and his team and we continue to value their support.
I have recently used KTIC Tech to conduct a TM44 inspection on our air conditioning units.
They delivered the report on time, in full and at a reasonable cost. High level of service and nice people to deal with.
Great service provided, friendly, professional and prompt with visit and issuing of reports.
From start to finish KTIC were easy to deal with, our TM44 inspection was completed promptly and professionally
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