ACI Reports has an accredited team of assessors for TM44 inspections and reports, ensuring efficient and accurate compliance for a wide client base.

Our comprehensive service includes professional, robust, and impartial advice, legislation interpretation, and project management to provide peace of mind. 

TM44 Requirements 

TM44 is the accepted UK guidance for assessing the efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of air conditioning units and systems. TM44 inspections are required by law to support compliance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). 

The TM44 regulations specifically state that a TM44 inspection must be undertaken by a registered independent assessor. This is vital for avoiding a conflict of interest, whereby a maintenance contractor would survey their own product. Alongside inspecting the system, the TM44 assessor should investigate how the system is operated, serviced, and maintained. 

TM44 Requirements

Our TM44 Inspection Services 

ACI Reports is the UK’s leading provider of TM44 inspections. Alongside air conditioning inspection reports, our specialists work closely with every client to provide the necessary supplementary support. We can deliver enhanced documentation and reports, as well as independent advice, to contribute towards tangible energy and operating cost savings. 

Our accredited air conditioning energy assessors are L4 qualified – the highest level in the industry – and are strategically positioned throughout the UK. Clients will be assigned a Booking Coordinator to manage the process from end to end, ensuring reliable communication and minimum disruption to the running of their business. 

Dedicated to upholding our first-class standards, we manage our team through a workflow process that deals with programming, RAMS, KPIs, site issues, work permits, security, and the flow of our survey booking system. 

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What is Included in the TM44 Inspection Report? 

Our air conditioning inspection reports will be logged on a government database operated by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). This is an open, public database for any user to access. Thus, we ensure that all client TM44 reports are professional and accessible. 

The TM44 inspection and report will include: 

  • Assessment of the efficiency of the equipment
  • Investigation of the effectiveness of current maintenance & operation regimes
  • Evaluation of the size & appropriateness of the current system
  • Any faults identified during the inspection & guidance on remedial strategies
  • F-Gas testing review & advice on whether the certification is suitable for the current law

All areas of our TM44 inspections offer recommendations for further improvement and how they can be achieved. Our specialists can also support clients with managing legislation, fines, and ISO audits. 

Common Issues Found During a TM44 Inspection 

15 years of experience conducting TM44 inspections have enabled us to identify the most common problems with air conditioning systems. 

  • Incorrect settings / faulty controls
  • Poor maintenance of filters & coils
  • Insufficient insulation for ducts & pipework
  • Refrigerant leakages
  • Obsolete systems unsuitable for modern efficiency standards

ACI Reports for TM44 Inspection Services 

As an independent air conditioning inspector, ACI Reports is not influenced by M&E Companies who manage maintenance. There is no legal requirement to act on our recommendations, but implementing some, or all, of the changes we suggest will present a genuine opportunity to save on costs in the long term. 

We also know that interpreting a TM44 report can be both tedious and daunting. This is especially the case for clients managing hundreds or thousands of properties, with each report ranging anywhere between 45 and 1000 pages per building. 

That is why we offer supplementary added-value reporting for our larger clients, condensing a lengthy report into a single, straightforward Condition Summary Report. This includes only the facts and figures that our clients need to know, understand, and action. 

TM44 Capacity

TM44 Inspection Training Programme 

Should anyone wish to enter the TM44 air conditioning inspection profession, ACI Reports offers an invaluable training programme for skilled M&E engineers and qualified EPC assessors through our tried and tested APEL route. 

If you are considering entering the field, please note that we only train those who are willing to work for ACI Reports. We currently have availability for more TM44 inspection assessors, and the pay can be an encouraging factor. Our team would be pleased to hear from you. 

Tm44 Training

ACI Reports has a team of experienced assessors ready to carry out TM44 inspections for your air conditioning systems. Get in touch for a quotation!

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is a TM44 inspection?

A TM44 survey is a site inspection of air conditioning and air handling units in a property. It is a legal requirement, following which a standard Government report is issued. The TM44 report ensures the building occupier remains compliant with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and must be logged on the DLUHC database to be valid. 

How long is a TM44 valid for?

The first TM44 inspection of an air conditioning system should be carried out before the unit is 5 years old. The report will be valid for 5 years from the day of the assessor’s inspection, at which point a further TM44 inspection and report will be required. 

Is a TM44 survey disruptive?

All our TM44 inspections are non-invasive, meaning we do not turn off equipment, nor strip down covers. Our specialists can survey fully occupied buildings during the working day without disruption to your operations. All we require is some basic information, floor plans, and a responsible person to stay with us whilst on site. 

Who can carry out a TM44 inspection?

TM44 inspections must be carried out by a credible, independent air conditioning energy assessor. They cannot be an employee of the contractor, although the contractor may subcontract the work to an independent assessor. Speak to us for guidance.