Performing regular inspections and maintenance of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems helps guarantee safety, efficiency and performance. But they are not a luxury; without proper maintenance, you can encounter a number of problems for you and your occupants.

For gas heating systems, regular servicing and maintenance is essential to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. To keep your occupants safe, watch out for warning signs such as dizziness and nausea.

Air conditioning servicing isn’t just about cleaning filters. It’s about checking for potential problems and making sure the system isn’t costing more money than it should.
— Gavin Merry, 361 Servicing Engineer

Regular inspections can greatly help to increase the efficiency of your system, resulting in reduced energy costs and increasing climate control and comfort throughout your building. Scheduling inspections ahead of time for various points throughout the year, such as before the change in seasons, can also help prevent major breakdowns, by allowing you and your servicing partner to catch small problems before they escalate and ensure that your system is performing at its best before it begins to be used in a larger capacity.

Legal requirements

Depending on the type of system you have and with regulations changing frequently, up-to-date inspection certificates may be a legal requirement. Air conditioning systems containing certain gases must be inspected at least once per year to help prevent, detect and repair leaks. Failing to do so leads to fines and could put your occupants in danger, so choosing a partner who understands what you and your system needs is essential. Some manufacturers may also require servicing and maintenance on a more regular basis in order for warranties to remain valid. If something goes wrong and you haven’t followed your manufacturer's requirements, you may be left with a costly repair bill.

Some inspections are essential to keep your occupants safe, such as F-Gas and TM44 inspections. For example, while others focus on the performance of your system, specialist TM44 inspections assess the energy efficiency of air conditioning systems to ensure they’re safe and legal, and you can be fined up to £300 if your report is not updated every five years.

Detailed records of inspections are important as authorities can request proof that your system has undergone the necessary checks, and simple measures can be implemented at a low cost, so your partner can help you make the most of your recommendations.

Staying compliant can be complicated, so building owners and landlords need a partner who can advise on the inspections and certificates they need to avoid fines.
— Alison Reed, 361 Servicing

Expert advice

Our proactive approach means that you’ll always know when servicing and maintenance visits are due as well as TM44 inspections and other legally required checks to your system. During an inspection, you can expect our team to look at many of the components of your system including the fan motors, the air filters and the blower compartment alongside making the necessary recommendations in order to assess what condition your system is in, how much maintenance it requires to keep it running at its optimum level and to ensure your comfort and safety.

As part of the 361 Degrees group, our 361 Servicing experts have the experience to service your system, arrange a wide range of inspections, and assist in producing all of the reports and certificates you need to stay compliant. We’ll also advise you on what’s required for your specific system, and how you can make changes in anticipation of or in response to an inspection report. Our engineers hold a wide range of qualifications, including ACOP L8 Training and DBS Checks to help put your mind at rest.

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