Why use a qualified air conditioner installer
In Australia the flurocarbon refrigerants found in most air conditioning equipment damange the environment.
If released into the atmosphere they contribute to global warming and many delete the ozone layer.
Licensed technicians and authorised businesses have the training, skills and legal obligation to make sure that the emissions of these refrigerants are minimised.
Licensees are also required to work to legally mandated standards. This means that they have to do the job properly.
A Refrigerant Trading Authorisation is required when a business or individual acquires, possesses or disposes of refrigerant, while a Refrigerant Handling Licence is needed by any person that handles refrigerant. A Refrigerant Trading Authorisation is subject to conditions and auditing processes designed to minimise the risk of emissions while the refrigerant is in their possession.
The holder of a Refrigerant Handling Licence is an individual who is qualified in their field of activity and has met the licensing requirements under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995. The fact that a licence holder must adhere to an Industry Code of Practice and possesses the skills to do the job, minimises the risk of refrigerant emission.
Under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995, anyone wanting to install, service or repair a fridge, freezer or air conditioner (or any other piece of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment) must be a licensed technician; that is, they must hold a Refrigerant Handling Licence.
Both the authorisation and licence will display the ARCtick of approval.
When enquiring about an installation ask the installer if they have the ARCtick of approval.
In Australia by law, all installations of spit-system air conditioners must be carried out by a licensed technician.
They are qualified to complete all of the tasks required to successfully install a split-system air conditioner, including connection of the pipes that carry refrigerant through the unit.
Check for a Refrigerant Handling Licence
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