TM44 inspection, or survey, is an assessment of a buildings air conditioning systems. Their primary purpose was to help businesses improve the efficiency of their buildings. More specifically, reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions and operating costs. All typical issues associated with air conditioning.
They are required for all buildings where the air conditioning systems combined output is equal to 12kW or more.
A TM44 survey is a legal requirement. It must be completed by an independent, accredited assessor. A copy of the certificate and report must be kept on site.
Compliance with the regulation is enforced by local trading standards authorities. Failure to produce a valid certificate upon request is an offence that could result in monetary fines. These are repeatable until an inspection has taken place and a valid certificate is issued.
A TM44 does vary quite significantly in price as no two sites are ever the same. System type, number of units and building size all differ from site to site. This makes it difficult to set a standard fee for TM44.
Additionally, TM44 inspections have two different levels. The level you require depends on the air conditioning equipment you have on site. Your building will need a level 4 assessment if your building has air handling units or centralized chillers. The fee for a level 4 inspection will be higher than a level 3. This is because the assessor will need to inspect more equipment and take longer on site. Furthermore, the report will take longer to write up as there is more content. If you are unsure which level you need we can advise what is required for your property.
The easiest way to calculate the cost of a TM44 survey is to contact one of our expert commercial compliance team. They will be able to provide you with a free quotation and answer any questions that you might have.
Firstly they ensure your premises are compliant with UK law and EPBD legislation. Moreover, a TM44 survey can be an extremely effective way of identifying energy inefficiency in your air conditioning systems. Our bespoke recommendation reports accompany every TM44 inspection. These contain detailed advisory information which highlights ways to reduce your carbon footprint and improve your bottom line.
Yes, TM44 is a legal requirement. You must have your air conditioning systems inspected at least once every five years. This will ensure you are compliant with TM44 regulations. If you do not you could be issued with fixed penalty notices of £300 per offence. Therefore, if your company has 10 buildings that are all non-compliant your fine could total £3000. Additionally, the fines are repeatable until you can produce a valid certificate so this could increase further still.
Everyone. As long as your property meets the criteria. All properties, commercial and domestic, need a TM44 as long as the 12kw threshold is met. Even if it doesn't a TM44 will help you to improve the efficiency of your AC systems. We work with many organizations who get TM44 inspections done voluntarily. This is because air conditioning systems can be expensive to run. Our reports help you to make changes which will reduce their expense.
We will first liaise with you to assess your needs, ensuring your system meets the criteria for a TM44 inspection. From there, one of our accredited assessors to visit your site at a time most convenient to you.
Upon arrival our assessor will perform a visual survey of your premises and air conditioning equipment. They will visually inspect your air conditioning system and accompanying documentation, including your F-gas register. The assessor will also identify how the system is used and analyze the building layout. This helps to determine how suitable the system is for its environment.
Once the TM44 survey is complete, the assessor will collate the data and develop a bespoke recommendation report. The report will include details of all the assessor’s findings and an extensive summary of their recommendations. These recommendations highlight changes you can make in order to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and operational costs.
We will then forward draft copies to you for your approval. Once you are happy, we will lodge the certificate on the National landmark register. The certificate is valid for 5 years from the date of issue. We also offer a complimentary reminder service to help ensure you are always compliant.
We cover the whole of the UK and provide Free, No Obligation TM44 Quotes for every property
By having your Air-Conditioning system inspected by one of our accredited air conditioning energy assessors, we will be able advise you on how to improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption, operating costs and the carbon emissions of your air conditioning systems. Once the assessment is complete, our energy assessor will be able to make recommendations for improvement to the existing systems or opportunities to replace older, less energy efficient systems or oversized systems with new energy efficient systems.
Failure to keep, commission or provide an air conditioning inspection report which has been lodged by an independent assessor on to the Central Register could result in fines from £300 per offence, per a building/unit. These fines could be repeated at the discretion of Trading Standards enforcement officer on a daily, monthly, quarterly or annual basis. A further penalty can be issued for failure to provide a copy of the air conditioning inspection report when requested to an officer of an enforcement authority within seven days. This is fixed at £200 (per a building / a unit).
Inspections include an evaluation of the cooling requirements of the building, the capacity of the air conditioning system, its suitability and operational efficiency. Other elements include a review of available documentation, evaluation of maintenance standards, with reference to good practice Inspection of main system components, evaluation of controls and system set-up, recommendations for improvements, and overview of key findings and independent advice.
You could save significantly more than it costs to carry out the air conditioning assessment, with very little expense. Our thorough TM44 Inspection gives you a more in depth assessment of your air-conditioning system. In conclusion, a TM44inspection ensures you comply with UK Law, can save you money in the long run, and reduce your environmental impact.
We cover the whole of the UK so no matter where your property is located we can help. By offering TM44s across the UK it also enables us to take on large portfolio work for organizations with geographically dispersed properties, ensuring we can help no matter how big or small your project is
When you book an inspection with us we provide you with a dedicated project manager who will organize everything and guide you through the process from start to finish. This ensures that you will always have a direct point of contact who understands your needs and means they can provide you with the highest level of expertise and customer service
Our expert in house assessors are qualified to both level 3 and level 4 standard and hold accreditations with a number of bodies. We provide regular training to all of our team so their knowledge and skills always remain up to date with industry standards and to ensure we provide the best service possible