Early next years see another energy regulation for the industry to adhere to, this time overseeing air conditioning systems

Government department the CLG has issued a video offering industry guidance to new guidance for air-conditioning systems.

What they say

By 4 January 2009 all air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 250kW must have undergone a compulsory inspection. This is the first phase in the implementation of mandatory inspections for all air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kW.

Energy guzzlers

The air conditioning use in your building can amount to as much as a third of your building’s annual energy cost. Older, oversized and poorly maintained air conditioning systems can use more energy and cost more to operate than necessary. Having your air-conditioning system inspected by an Energy Assessor is designed to improve efficiency and reduce the electricity consumption, operating costs and carbon emissions for your system. Energy inspections will highlight improvements to the operation of your existing systems or opportunities to replace older, less energy efficient systems or oversized systems with new energy efficient systems.