We understand that our role does not finish with final commissioning, but evolves through the life of the building. This is why we believe that continuing to maintain our designs and installations provides added value to both the client and ourselves.
Staying in touch means, we are always around to help. Keeping regular contact with our systems ensures:
- Equipment retains its warranty
- Regulations are adhered to
- Compliance with F-Gas law
- Breakdowns and downtime is minimised
- Efficiencies are kept to an optimum
- Running costs are minimised
- Improvements are implemented
- Failures are rectified and monitored
- Comfort is maintained
In 2007 EU regulations came into force regarding the reductions of emissions of f-gasses as required by the Kyoto Protocol. This led to air conditioning users being required to take action to reduce the amount of refrigerant leaked into the atmosphere. This places duties on the owners of air conditioning systems to maintain and operate their equipment with specific thought to minimising the risk of F-Gas leakage. To enable this to be regulated, owners are required to know the types and volumes of refrigerant they have within their premises and, depending upon the volume, must log periodic leakage test results. As such and as part of our service and maintenance regime we would offer to ensure that any sure regulations are adhered too and that any deficiencies are rectified promptly.
R22 refrigerant was widely used in older air conditioning systems, but changes in legislation have prompted its usage to be reduced or replaced. As of 1st January 2010 Virgin R22 was no longer available, only recycled R22 could be used, when working on older R22 systems. This meant that repairing older systems has become both difficult and costly. On 1st January 2015 R22 was then banned completely which means that any system currently operational will not be repairable. Many of our existing clients have already take the opportunity of our offer of a full system audit, identifying any component affected by the legislation and recommending the optimum solution. This has led to TGAC helping implement numerous replacement strategies across a wide spectrum of client dictates, ensuring any disruption caused by this legislation is kept to a minimum.
To allow us to do this we are working closely with manufacturers in offering cost effective equipment replacement utilising replacement technology products. These products enable the complete replacement of the main systems components whilst retaining the interconnecting services. This method of replacement minimises disruption and reduces the associated costs.
We also work closely with our supply chain to formulate a streamlined programme of works structured to produce a slick and professional replacement plan for those systems we have encountered. Examples of these can be found within our case studies.
If you feel that you could be affected by these changes in Law then please let us know, so that we can assist in reducing its impact.