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. 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 some manufacturers) is not void, you must have the equipment serviced as per the manufacturers guide lines at least once a year.
Regular maintenance is not just to comply with the manufacturer’s warranty. The United Kingdom has recently revised the refrigerant leak checking criteria for all refrigerants regardless of volume, based on potential CO2 equivalent emissions following the accidental release of refrigerant to the 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/government/collections/fluorinated-gas-f-gas-guidance-for-users-producers-and-traders & https://www.gov.uk/guidance/checking-f-gas-equipment-for-leaks).