F-Gas Background

Flourinated gases are man made gases. There are four main types of gases, all of which can stay in the atmosphere for hundreds of years and contribute to global warming. 

The F-Gas regulations have been put in place to better control the end to end use of F-Gases, mitigating against the risk of the gases being inappropriately discharged into the atmosphere and contributing towards global temperature rises.

Air-Switch is committed to protecting the environment and aims to exceed UK FGAS regulatory expectations and safety standards. We have strict procedures in place ensuring that we appropriately contain, use, recover and transport for destruction all regulated products.

When installing or servicing air-conditioning or air source heat pumps, we record:

• How much F-Gas is in the system on receipt;

• How much F-gas is added during installation, maintenance or servicing or due to leakage;

• the quantity of F-gases recovered during any of these processes;

• F-Gas gas leak testing compliance check results;

• where a system is decommissioned, actions applicable to the recovery and disposal of the F-gases.




What this means for your business

The legal requirements for F-gas leak testing are currently only applicable to commercial installations. 

This means that commercial installations must have regular leak testing and testing results must remain on your premises for five years. The records must be available for inspection if requested.  

The environmental impact of the different gases varies. Our engineers will confirm your testing requirements during site inspections, ensuring that you meet the compliance standards for the amount and type of gas you have. 

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