On 15-16 January, EU4Energy experts presented draft guidelines and regulations for regular inspection of heating and air conditioning systems to representatives of the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development at a workshop in Tbilisi. They also provided a set of guidelines based on experience from EU Member States and Energy Community countries to help put the new rules into practice as well as a roadmap describing the key milestones towards the adoption of the new Regulations.
Once adopted, the regulations will introduce a procedure for carrying out regular inspections of heating and air conditioning systems. Each inspection will result in a report on the results of the inspection and recommendations for cost-effective improvements.
Having a heating and air conditioning system inspected at regular intervals will improve its efficiency, reduce energy consumption, operating costs and ensure the safety of the equipment.
When air conditioning inspections are required
With adoption of regulation, inspection of air-conditioning systems with boilers of an effective rated output of more than 12 kW becomes obligatory.
When heating inspections are required
With adoption of regulation, inspection of heating systems with boilers of an effective rated output for space heating purposes of 20 kW and higher becomes obligatory.
* The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
15-16 January, Tbilisi