AIR CONDITIONING MAINTENANCE
Air Conditioning Maintenance
Maintenance is a vital tool in prolonging the life and efficiency of your air conditioning equipment. We find using the analogy of purchasing a car is the best way to show the benefits of maintenance. You wouldn’t spend a great deal of money on a new car and then never check the oil, water or tyre pressure would you? If you did, it wouldn’t be long before the car started experiencing problems. Air conditioning is no different. In fact, to make sure the warranty (which is up to 7 years with stock manufacturers) is not void, you must have the equipment serviced as per the manufacturers guide lines at least once a year.
Regular maintenance is also not just to comply with the manufacturer’s warranty. The EU has recently revised the refrigerant leak checking criteria for HFC R410a from 3kg to 2.4kg once a year, based on potential CO2 emissions following the accidental release of refrigerant to atmosphere and the Global Warming Potential (GWP). The onus is on the operator and Service Provider to keep and maintain records for up to five years to ensure that the systems are being checked (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/f-gas-in-refrigeration-air-conditioning-and-fire-protection-systems). This is something which Air Improve Limited can do as part of the annual maintenance to ensure your company is complying with the legislation.