Safe Contractor Approved!

Ames Air Conditioning is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.  Our accreditation from SAFEcontractor, recognises our high standards of health and safety.

Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website,

Accredication Success: SSIP and CHAS


Following a successful audit earlier this week, we are now members of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) through B&ES. The audit focused on our quality controls, administration, health and safety and quality of installation.

Further to B&ES's audit we have also gained our CHAS accreditation (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment).

Both SSIP and CHAS represent our commitment to ensuring a happy, healthy and safe workplace. 

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F-Gas Legislation


All air conditioning/refrigeration systems containing more than 3kg of fluorinated refrigerants (f-gases) must be properly monitored and maintained at least every 6 months to minimise leaks.

This means that some single split systems, all multi/vrf systems and all chiller installations must be under planned maintenance with an accredited air conditioning contractor registered with ACRIB/REFCOM.

Energy Efficiency Inspections (TM44 Report / EPBD Energy Performance Building Report / ACIR Air Conditioning Inspection Report)

All air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kw (or combined system output) must be regularly inspected by an Energy Assessor. This includes any split / VRF / Chiller / AHU used for comfort cooling – not process or machine cooling (close control / server rooms etc). The inspections must be a maximum of five years apart. less

The regulations require the first inspection of the affected air-conditioning systems to be carried out as follows:

  • for all systems first put into service on or after 1 January 2008, the first inspection must have taken place within five years of the date when it was first put into service
  • for other air-conditioning systems, where the effective rated output is more than 250kW the first inspection must happen by 4 January 2009
  • for other air-conditioning systems, where the effective rated output is more than 12kW the first inspection must happen by 4 January 2011

From 4 January 2011, if the person in control of the air-conditioning system changes and the new person in control is not given an inspection report, the new person in control of the system must ensure the air-conditioning system is inspected within three months of the day that person assumes control of the system.


More Information

PDF: Improving the Energy Efficiency of our Buildings - 

Christmas Opening Hours


Monday 22nd December
Tuesday 23rd December
Wednesday 24th (Christmas Eve)
Thursday 25th December (Christmas Day)
Friday 26th December (Boxing Day)
Monday 29th December
Tuesday 30th December
Wednesday 31st December (New Years Eve)
Thursday 1st January (New Years Day)
Friday 2nd January


8.30am - 5pm
8.30am - 5pm
8.30am - 12pm


Normal hours resume from Monday 5th January 2014


Ames Air Conditioning would like to wish all its customers and suppliers a very happy Christmas, and we look forward to working with you in 2015.


B&ES Double Guarantee

When B&ES members install, replace, upgrade, extend or repair a plumbing or heating system in residential premises with an installed value of up to £50,000, their customers will be covered automatically by the Association’s Double Guarantee.

With effect from two years after completion of a contract, the Double Guarantee provides an additional four years’ cover. Click here for more information or download the information booklet below.

PDF Download: B&ES Trustmark Double Guarantee