Air Conditioning Recharge
- An estimated 10% of Air-Con gas permeates from the system every year.
- Air-Con systems need recharging with gas & lubricant every 2 years.
- Over 2/3 of vehicles are fitted with air conditioning and climate control systems as standard these days. Many of us are familiar with using air-con in our car on both hot and cold days, but not many people are aware that like other parts of your car, the air-conditioning system also needs regular attention to make sure it is working efficiently.
You may not be aware that over 10% of air-con gas permeates from the air-con system every year, which means that it may not work as well as it should. This is why car manufacturers recommend your Air-Con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due a recharge.
It is important to be aware that the training requirements described below cover the full requirements that have applied since 4th July 2010. You must have valid certification to perform any type of repair & service which involves handling of the refrigerant (F-gas)
- Summary of F Gas Regulations
For MAC systems containing HFCs the basis for all personnel certification is set out in the EU Regulation 842/2006 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases (the F gas Regulation).
A further Commission Regulation, EC/307/2008 provides extra details and defines the minimum training and certification requirements for MAC systems.
The relevant EU Regulations as listed above provide the basis for the full requirements.
The GB Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2009 (Statutory Instrument 2009 No. 261) lists the current required qualifications for MAC.
The above Regulations are collectively referred to as "the F gas Regulations".
If you book your car into the "Car Surgery" for a Air conditioning service or repair you are assured we have the skill and competence to legally carryout the repairs and servicing.
We are fully ATA registered and compliant with the F gas regulations (MAC) mobile air conditioning