Archive for September, 2014


Time to think about Air Conditioning Training

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

CDL launches air conditioning training blitz to get installers and end users up-to-speed

 Air Conditioning Training

Following the success of our online video-based training, we’re launching a comprehensive programme of classroom-based courses for air conditioning engineers, consultants and end users.

We believe a combination of practical, hands-on courses supported by a library of professional online videos is the most powerful way of training the next generation and ensuring existing installers are up-to-speed with the latest technology.

We are rolling-out a full programme of training at three locations across the UK – Glasgow, Sunderland and Warrington. We will also run courses at Toshiba’s air conditioning training centre in Leatherhead, Surrey.

Practical and theoretical courses will cover everything from designing and commissioning advanced heat recovery VRF systems, to fault diagnosis, F-Gas compliance and system optimisation.

It will also include training in the installation and use of Toshiba’s total refrigerant management and protection system, designed to provide complete reassurance for end users. The system has recently been adopted by a global hotel chain, and is being being rolled out across its estate.

Darrel Birkett, managing director of CDL, says: “Rapid developments in air conditioning technology, particularly in the area of control and monitoring, require constant refreshers to ensure installers and designers remain up-to-speed.

“It is not enough to go on an ‘air conditioning course’ once and expect to be equipped for life, as may have happened in the past. We believe training needs to be life-long, so that people understand how to apply the advanced features of today’s systems as they are introduced, in order to operate them safely and efficiently.”

He added: “The combination of hands-on classroom training using working equipment, backed by permanently accessible online instructional videos, provides a compelling package. Videos can be accessed by engineers at any time, at the point of need via a smart-phone; we know from feedback that installers use them as a real-time reference for problem solving, rather than wading through conventional manuals.”

We offer all training courses without charge to installers signing up for Toshiba’s Additions scheme or Fujitsu’s Comfort Club.

For more details, or to request a full list of courses, please contact CDL on Tel 0191 549 6964, or email

Toshiba Air Conditioning – brought to you by Cool Designs Ltd.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Toshiba Air Conditioning – brought to you by Cool Designs Ltd.

We became a distributor of Toshiba Air Conditioning in 2004, shortly after Cool Designs Ltd was established. Toshiba Air Conditioning products are considered to be a world leading in the industry and are respected for their consistent delivery of high standards, quality and innovation. Here at CDL we recognise Toshiba’s passion and expertise in the development of market leading air conditioning products suitable for residential and commercial applications.

As with all of our partners, Toshiba Air Conditioning has efficiency and the environment at the heart of their work. Toshiba works hard to ensure that their air conditioners help protect the environment while delivering reassurance and reliability to users around the world. Their environmental management system has earned ISO 14001 certification and leads the industry with 14 environmental awards, including the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Prize in Japan.  Additionally, Toshiba Air Conditioning has received international praise for designing energy-efficient split and VRF products that operate on R410A Air Conditioning Refrigerant.

In 2012 Toshiba Air Conditioning achieved a carbon neutral status for its UK business following an intensive programme of carbon reduction and certified carbon offsetting with The Carbon Neutral Company, the leading verification and certification body in the field, and is now officially recognised as being a CarbonNeutral® division of TCUK – just as we are, here at Cool Designs Ltd.

As specialists in air conditioning, we recommend Toshiba Air conditioning systems for their energy efficiency, reliability, aesthetics and ease of installation. In addition to Toshiba we have now also grown to become distributors of Carrier & Hitecsa chilled water products, Fujitsu, Panasonic and a selected range of accessories from Sauermann, Aspen, BBJ and Little Giant Pump House.

For more information about our range of products and for further help or advice contact us on 0191 549 6964. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter and to like our facebook page to keep up to date with the latest industry news and services available for you.