With increasing demand for sustainable energy solutions, Belmar Services Ltd offer a diverse range of systems, together with expert advice & guidance in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. Using more environmentally friendly methods does not always mean higher costs."Our engineers assess the efficiency & environmental impact of existing equipment & suggest improvements to reduce the carbon footprint. These can ultimately provide efficiency savings."
Introduced in July 2007 the F-Gas Regulation places a legal obligation on the 'operators' (end users) of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases such as refrigerants, through better containment and leakage prevention.
All systems containing more than 3kg of refrigerant must have a minimum of one maintenance inspection and leak test every year. Accurate records must be kept. We would advise this for all systems to keep them operating effectively & efficiently. Inspections and testing on plant over 3kg should be carried out every 6 months, with systems containing over 30kg being checked every three months or more frequently if necessary.
It also makes it a criminal offence for any air conditioning company to carry out activities involving the installation, maintenance or repair of refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump equipment, without holding a full company F-Gas certificate.
At the beginning of 2011 a new directive to improve the energy-efficiency of air conditioning systems in Commercial buildings was introduced, which is now a mandatory requirement.
This means that all businesses operating air conditioning systems with a collective output of 12kw or more must have it inspected by a registered assessor, which will provide a report detailing whether / where increases in energy efficiency could be achieved.
R22 was until 2002 a commonly used refrigerant in cooling and air conditioning equipment. However, recent studies have shown the damage it can cause to the ozone layer, adversely affecting the environment as a result, and new legislation now places restrictions on its use.
It is now illegal to use reclaimed R22 or other reclaimed HCFC's for servicing refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. This legislative change, taken by the EU, is to reduce harmful carbon emissions and will affect the entire Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning industry.
This is a SERVICE BAN ONLY. If your system is gas tight you DO NOT have to remove the reclaimed R22 contained within it. However, please be aware, that if or when the system leaks, the refrigerant will have to be replaced with a suitable alternative."Time is running out for R22 - Act now!"
Belmar Services Ltd today can help find out if you're using R22 gases & help to build a strategy for replacement needs within your company. We may be able to help you offset any capital costs against your annual tax bill and will almost certainly be able to show ways to reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint.
Modern air conditioning systems offer more than double the efficiency levels of 10-15 year old systems and can also be far more efficient than traditional methods of cooling and heating buildings, resulting in reduced running costs and lower carbon emissions. All major end-users of air conditioning that uses R22 will need to consider the alternatives.
Photos of a recent air conditioning installation completed by Belmar
I chose Belmar over the company that installed the units because you sent someone out quickly and sorted the issue out promptly which is what impressed me initially. Your prices for servicing are very competitive and when Martin came out to do the full service, he was very friendly, helpful and efficient. Thanks again for […]
Belmar Services have been responsible for our air conditioning service, maintenance and new installations for the last few years now. They consistently provide an affordable and reliable service. Installations are completed and commissioned on time, and are always finished to a very high standard. The risk assessments and method statements are very detailed and it […]
Belmar services have delivered numerous services across PAREXEL’s UK portfolio for several years now, tailoring solutions to our strategic objectives across both our maintenance programmes and capital projects. The comprehensive range of technical services Belmar offers and their capacity to meet our 24/7 requirements is a crucial aspect of their offering when we’re defining our […]
I have worked with Belmar for a number of years fulfilling various projects. They have always provided me with a reliable, competent and professional service and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others. Paul Stout Giorgios Continental Ltd
The Renewable Heat Incentive is a funding mechanism created by the government to encourage the installation of renewable energy technologies. The non-domestic phase of the scheme provides businesses, large and small with income for generating their own energy through renewables, such as a ground, water or air source heat pump. Businesses will receive a regular quarterly payment for the next 20 years, which provides long term and sustainable growth in the use of renewable technologies.
Air Source Heat Pumps are refrigerant based systems, like your refrigerator at home. The system can absorb low grade heat from the air, and raise its temperature efficiently to be suitable to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, warm air convectors and hot water. They can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C. Heat pumps have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the ground, air, or water is constantly being renewed naturally.