Your air conditioning system must be inspected every 5 years by an accredited energy assessor to make sure it’s energy efficient if it has more than 12kW capacity.
If you don’t get your air-conditioning inspected every 5 years, you will be fined £300.
The air-conditioning inspection will include:
- a visual assessment of your air conditioning system
- an examination of your air conditioning equipment and controls
Once the inspection is complete your assessor will issue a certificate for the system which is lodged on a central register.
You will also receive a report which:
- Indicates the current efficiency of your equipment
- Provides suggestions for improving the efficiency of your equipment
- Details any faults identified and suggested remedial actions
- Gives advice on how to reduce your air conditioning use
The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (as amended) require all air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kW to be regularly inspected. This is to be done by an accredited energy assessor and the inspections must be no more than five years apart.
These regulations only affect air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kW. However, this does include having multiple individual units which are less than 12kW, but whose combined effective rated output is more than 12kW.