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Some do and others do not, however it is a very complex issue and needs more space than we have here. In principle all refrigerants handled by competent companies and technicians will never be released to the atmosphere so will not deplete the ozone layer. Because accidents happen, alternative refrigerants are being developed all the time, but it is important to note that refrigerants are not a major problem as many other contaminates cause global warming problems. Primary problems are caused by burning fossil fuels, e.g. petrol diesel, oil etc.
The drive towards lower carbon emissions and a greener workplace has led to an extensive range of new obligations which are often complex to interpret. Clean Air can help! We have a keen understanding of the latest regulations and will guide you through your responsibilities. There really is no substitute for practical experience. Our indepth understanding of HVAC products and technologies combine with an appreciation of ‘real life’ capabilities. We know what products suit which applications best. This means that you can have confidence that our solutions will be appropriate, carefully considered and cost effective. We expect to save you money and repay capital expenditure quickly by lowering running costs and, where possible, applying for Carbon Trust incentives.
We will review HVAC equipment, considering efficiency at full load and carbon dioxide emissions and relating it to Target Emission Rates and Building Emission Rates. Expert advise is a necessity and our Clean Air HVAC designers will be pleased to assist you.
The EPBD establishes minimum standards of energy efficiency for new cooling and heating equipment and Part L of the Building Regulations enforces many of it’s requirements. rated according to its type and it’s efficiency at full load.
The EPBD requires that all air conditioning systems with a rated output of 12kw or over are inspected by the 4 January 2011. This is a total figure combined from all air conditioning units controlled by your business. After this an inspection is necessary every 5 years. New systems installed on or after 1 January 2008 require their first inspection within 5 years of the install date.
Energy labelling is a new way of allowing consumers to easily compare and rate the efficiency of air conditioners and systems, similar to that used for domestic appliances such as fridge’s and washing machines etc.