Advice from BCAS’ air conditioning division, Scotford & Teasdale
TM44 Air conditioning inspections
Did you know that if your property has an air conditioning system with a combined cooling capacity of over 12kW, then by law, you must have a TM44 inspection in place? These inspections must be carried out every 5 years by an accredited, independent air conditioning energy assessor and a copy of the report should always be kept on site.
The purpose of a TM44 inspection is to provide a comprehensive report on the efficiency of an air conditioning system and guidance on how this can be improved. Inspections are a legal requirement and there are financial penalties for non-compliance.
If you have an environmental and sustainability plan in place, not only is compliance essential, it also helps to demonstrate your commitment to minimising your organisation’s impact on the environment.
To complete a TM44 inspection, an accredited energy assessor will visually examine your AC system and its controls and produce a report which includes:
The current efficiency of the system
The effectiveness of equipment maintenance
A sizing review
Advice on future improvements
Replacement advice if needed
Suggestions for improvement of installed controls and control settings
Recommendations are made to help you:
Reduce energy consumption
Lower running costs
Decrease carbon emissions
Increase system longevity
When viewed with these gains in mind, TM44 can be thought of a necessary process that yields significant benefits down the line.
BCAS’ air conditioning team (Scotford & Teasdale Ltd) can perform an inspection for you using our fully qualified consultants. We can also implement any recommended requirements, if required.
For more information on TM44, visit the Government’s Guide to Air Conditioning Inspections for Buildings or contact Scotford & Teasdale at BCAS Limited.