Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration
TM44 inspections are a legal requirement if you have an air conditioning system with a total cooling output of 12kW or above, meaning you’ll need to get it regularly inspected by professionals.
Robinsons Facilities Services can perform TM44 air conditioning inspections and servicing across Yorkshire as part of a planned preventative maintenance schedule and help you to ensure your system is safe and as efficient as possible.
TM44 refers to guidance created as part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The TM44 inspection frequency is outlined in the directive. It 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.
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.
We’ve written an article with further information on TM44 inspections and why you need them which you can read to learn more.
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 provide detailed TM44 air conditioning inspection reports. This will include:
- Name of the assessor (TM44 inspection companies should always have a record of this)
- 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.
We offer a variety of different HVAC maintenance and air conditioning services, and our accredited engineers are happy to visit your Yorkshire premises to carry out repairs and inspections, including the crucial TM44 inspection.
Working across Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time to all TM44 Inspections. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.
TM44 Inspection FAQs
The current legislation says that every five years you should get your TM44 inspection by an accredited TM44 energy assessor. This applies if the cooling output is above 12kw. There is no harm in getting more regular checks.
A TM44 inspection is a way to check the efficiency of your air conditioning and ventilation, and to check for any faults. There are also important records kept by the assessor.
For commercial buildings with an air conditioning system over 12kW, then by law, owners and operators have the responsibility to organise regular TM44 regulations inspections. Most air conditioning systems legally require these inspections.