Air Conditioning & Ventilation
TM44 refers to guidance created as part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. A TM44 inspection must be carried out on an air conditioning system every five years, and deals with the performance of the air conditioning system with a particular focus on energy efficiency.
The recommendation to carry out a TM44 inspection is not legally binding, but landlords, employers and building owners must have an up-to-date air conditioning inspection report, or risk facing a fine. The fine for uninspected sites with air conditioning systems providing an overall output of more than 12kw is a set fee of £300, with an additional £200 upon failure to provide the outstanding report within seven days of request. The TM44 inspection is a report which is widely accepted and considered to be the industry standard for air conditioning inspections.
A TM44 inspection from Robinsons Facilities Services
At Robinsons Facilities Services we have qualified and accredited engineers who are experienced in carrying out TM44 inspections on systems across all industrial and commercial sectors. We have established formal processes for carrying out these inspections and our standard inspection checks include:
- Detailed inspection of refrigeration and air moving equipment
- Verification that the system is a suitable size for the space it covers
- Examinations of the inside of ducts and units
- Assessment of the condition of controls and certain smaller components
Our experience enables us to design an inspection which is tailored to your specific air conditioning system, and which can be carried out safely and with minimum disruption to your standard operations. The air conditioning system will need to be turned off during the inspection, so many clients prefer the inspection to be undertaken outside working hours. We can work with you to accommodate this request.
Our reports and recommendations
Upon completion of the inspection we will leave you with a detailed inspection report. This will include:
- Name of the assessor
- The system’s efficiency
- Faults identified, suggested actions and recommendations for improvement of the system
- Equipment maintenance levels
- Controls and settings
- The size of the installed system in relation to the cooling load
The recommended actions we leave with you are not binding, but will all contribute to improved energy efficiency if implemented. We can work with you to carry out all these recommendations and also discuss ways to monitor performance and measure the energy efficiency of your system. If you partner with Robinsons Facilities Services we will adopt a professional approach to improving your energy performance, but in a cost effective manner and taking into account the practical limitations of your systems and operations.
Contact us today and we can work with you to implement regular TM44 inspections on your air conditioning systems.