Month: April 2018

What are the best air conditioning systems?

Air conditioning systems come in many shapes, sizes and price tags, and with so many available on the market how do you know which makes or models to install?

Whether you need an air conditioning system for your home, office or commercial space, there will be an appropriate, affordable option available to you. At Cooling Energy Services, we’ve helped individuals and businesses of varying needs and budgets to find the optimal solution.

Important features to look out for:

Fortunately, the market is vast and brands are consistently bringing out new models that improve the efficiency of systems. In the last few years the following enhancements have been popular:

  • Remote control – many systems can be managed through a mobile app or central control point which means you can tweak the temperature or speed flow from the sofa or on your journey home to/from work.
  • Antibacterial coatings – with health at the forefront of many people’s minds, some new air conditioning designs can reduce the spread of bacteria in the air – perfect for a busy office or family home.
  • Energy efficiencies – most systems now have an energy saving or sleep mode which will help save you money on utility bills and reduce emissions which may impact the environment.
    Modern and minimalistic designs – as technology develops, so does design and you can find air conditioners which are stylish and subtle that fit in with the decor and style of the room.
  • Quiet airflow – in the office or home, a loud system will only cause unwanted distractions, therefore there are a number of quieter systems available.

What air conditioning system brands are available?

There are many brands to choose from, but our firm favourites include:

  • Daikin air conditioning
  • Mitsubishi air conditioning
  • Toshiba air conditioning
  • Fujitsu air conditioning
  • Samsung air conditioning
  • Hitachi air conditioning

Looking after your air conditioning systems…

Cooling your home, commercial office or warehouse can be a costly exercise, therefore you need an efficient air conditioning system you can rely on. If your systems are poorly installed or maintained you are likely to run into some issues.

Our expert engineers at Cooling Energy Service offer comprehensive maintenance and servicing packages which are tailored to your needs. Read more about the importance of air conditioning maintenance here >>

Our engineers can be available 24/7 for any emergency repairs and callouts.

Would you like a survey?

Get in touch with our team for a free pre-inspection visit at your premise; we’ll draw out a suitable solution for your needs and budget. Call us on 01202 937 550 or email

Air conditioning Installation for Restaurants

The importance of air conditioning

The English weather can be so unpredictable, therefore the comfort of the office, your favourite store, your home or restaurant can be a safe haven. However, without efficient air conditioning installed in these premises, the indoor temperatures can prove uncomfortable.

Restaurants and cafes often have a particularly difficult time keeping a constant temperature to ensure the comfort of their customers. This is due to high levels of heat coming from the kitchens versus cool or hot air coming from outside. The last thing you want is a customer complaint due to your restaurant being too hot for them to enjoy their tasty meal!

At Cooling Energy Services, we have helped many local restaurants find suitable air conditioning systems for their premise which help regulate temperatures and create an optimal environment for their customers.

Read more about how we helped a restaurant in Verwood >

Air conditioning Installation for Restaurants

Types of air conditioning available

There are many air conditioning brands and models available to clients which all serve slightly different purposes and sized rooms. In a restaurant environment, we would always recommend quieter units so they minimise interference with customer conversations, serving and the general atmosphere.

For small to medium-sized restaurants, we recommend the use of multiple lower-powered units placed around the room rather than having a few more-powerful units. This will make sure there is an even distribution of air around the room. We regularly use wall mounted unit as these can be easily fitted and are out of direct eye line.

When finding an air conditioning solution for larger restaurants, we often use ceiling mounted ‘cassette’ units. Although a more costly solution, they are more aesthetically pleasing and provide a 4 way air flow. This makes the dining experience for customers much more comfortable and the units tend to be more discreet.

Looking after your air conditioning systems

If you already have air conditioning installed in your restaurant, we highly advise organising regular maintenance. On a typical air conditioning maintenance visit, the engineer will clean the units, check the filters, ensure there are no issues that may impact the level of airflow and leave it working optimally.

Regular maintenance will help avoid larger issues which may be costly to repair and avoid any unnecessary downtime for your units. Especially during the height of summer!

Our expert air conditioning engineers are on call 24/7, so if you have any unexpected issues we’ll be there to help.

CES can help you

Cooling Energy Services are experts in air conditioning installations in Bournemouth and Southampton. Our expert team can find a suitable and cost-effective solution for your restaurant or cafe which will provide a comfortable environment for your staff and customers.

To book your free Bournemouth air conditioning inspection visit, please call us on 01202 937550 or email us at

Which commercial air conditioning solution is right my business?

Choosing a suitable commercial air conditioning solution can be an undesirable decision which you may want to avoid handling. With so many manufacturers now offering different models of AC units, we thought it would be helpful to compile a simple guide to choosing the right commercial air con solution for you and your business.

At Cooling Energy Services, we understand most of our clients want a cost-effective solution that can be installed and maintained without too much disturbance.

Our expert engineers work efficiently in a tidy manner that always results in Cooling Energy clients benefiting from an air conditioning system that they can rely on.

Factors to consider when it comes to commercial air conditioning

When surveying a client’s premises or residence, we always consider the following factors to help decide which solutions are most suited:

  • The size of space – this will give us an idea of how many units will be required and space where interior units need to be placed.
  • Level of noise permitted – an office or residential setting will call for a quieter, less intrusive unit.
  • Energy efficient solutions – we would always recommend energy efficient systems as these are more economical over time, however, the up-front cost of these tend to be higher.
  • Smart solutions – technological enhancements mean that air conditioning systems offer more than just temperature control. If our clients require something more technical, we can offer a solution which links up with their home or premises controls. From lighting to security, smart homes and offices can now be controlled remotely from a central system. This often results in energy saving benefits for clients and a more comfortable environment for residents, employees and customers.

Air conditioning for residential or small office spaces (up to 2000 square feet)

A single unit air conditioner would be a suitable solution as these are often less expensive to purchase and install. There are a variety of brands on the market including Samsung and LG.

Single unit air conditioners are often portable meaning you can move it from room to room, but you may need to consider the weight of the unit so that you can do this with ease. These solutions may be less effective than other more enhanced products, but they offer a quick and simple solution.

Air conditioning solutions for small-medium sized offices (2000+ square feet)

For larger areas, we would recommend a split air conditioning system or multi-split system. A split system connects an exterior system to one interior unit, whereas a multi-split system connects multiple indoor rooms to one exterior unit.

These systems are more powerful than single units and tend to be quieter to operate. However, they are more difficult to install and require professional assistance.

Typically, you will have the choice of where your air conditioning systems are installed, which may be a combination of wall-mounted systems, concealed ceiling units or floor standing. The ranges available means you can select units which are subtle and complement your interior design. Models such as the Daikin Emura are widely recognised for their modern design.

Commercial air conditioning for other premises – restaurants, hotels and large commercial spaces

Keeping your customers comfortable in your premises is imperative to ensure their experience with you is a positive one. To avoid any issues or mishaps, make sure you have an effective solution in place.

We recommend small to medium sized restaurants use multiple lower-powered units around the room rather than having fewer more-powerful units, as this ensures an even distribution of air around the room. Wall mounted air conditioners are commonly used as they can be easily fitted without the need for redecoration and are out of direct eye line.

For larger restaurants, we find ceiling mounted ‘cassette’ units are an excellent solution. Although they are more costly than wall units, they are more discreet and aesthetically pleasing in a restaurant environment. They also provide a 4-way air flow which is more comfortable for your diners.

Extra commercial air conditioning features to look out for:

  • Smart technology – with ever-changing technology, there are more smart products available on the market than ever! Many air conditioning systems now come with remote controls and can adjust airflow to ensure a comfortable temperature.
  • Sleep or night modes – these may help reduce the noise level when required by slowing the fans.
  • Timer options – if you require your air conditioning system to be turned off at night or turned on just before you return home from work, ensure your units have a clock. This also helps with saving energy when you are not using the systems.

Do you need an air conditioning solution?

At Cooling Energy Services, we help install and maintain air conditioning systems in Bournemouth, Southampton and surrounding areas. Our engineers are fully qualified to survey and install suitable solutions for your home, office or premise.

Call our team for a free survey on 01202 937 550 or email

Alternatively, if you already have an air conditioning system installed our team can provide regular maintenance to ensure it continues to run smoothly. Learn more about the benefits of air conditioning maintenance here.