Archive for the ‘Toshiba’ Category


Toshiba Digital Inverter – now to 100m

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Now available from Cool Designs Ltd.  The new 6 series Toshiba Digital Inverter (DI Big) 8 & 10 HP.

The lower minimum capacity  of 4.6kW increases the part load efficiency to give leading EERs & COPs.

Maximum piping length has also increased from 70m to 100m

The new 6 series models can be set up as single, twin, triple and quad configurations with the current range of Toshiba Digital Inverter indoor units.

Model numbers are RAV-SM2246AT8-E and RAV-SM2806AT8-E


Autumn offer from CDL

Friday, October 6th, 2017

With Autumn well under way, we’re delighted to announce our latest offer.  Always a popular one this time of year.  Contact your local sales manager for further details:


Toshiba Launch SHRMe Heat Recovery VRF

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

SHRMe/SMMSe Condensing Unit

The new three-pipe Super Heat Recovery Multi SHRM-e VRF delivers world-class energy efficiency performance and puts the emphasis on evolution driving excellence in energy savings, expansion in capacity line up and enhancement in applications. Together, they offer professionals and users faster design, installation and commissioning, outstanding seasonal efficiency at lower operation cost, and superior air comfort with enhanced quality and reliability.

This next series introduces new flow boxes that can be installed up to 50m away from the indoor unit as well as multi-flow boxes that can accommodate 4 or 6 indoor units.

One of the biggest features of the SHRMe  are the increased efficiency and low running costs with all models having an ESEER over 7.0 and some over 8.0.

The Toshiba SHRMe has a reduced footprint with a single module up to 20HP and additionally offers allows continuous heating, even during external defrost operations, thanks to the new hot gas bypass control. Indoor units will now operate continually, with only a minimal reduction in capacity output. This results in an uninterrupted flow of warm air, ensuring maximum comfort to the user.

The Toshiba SHRMe is available now from Cool Designs Ltd.

January Price Adjustment

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Toshiba announce price increase from 3rd January 2017.

We’re aware that the cost base for importing goods into the UK has significantly increased due to the weakening of sterling against other currencies such as the US Dollar and the Euro.

This has given many manufacturers no other option than to increase their retail prices.  Toshiba have announced a 5% increase across all products as of January 3rd.

The implementation of the increase is as follows:

  • All new orders received from January 3rd will be at the new prices
  • All orders placed before January 3rd and shipped before 31st March 2017 will be at the current prices
  • All orders placed before January 3rd and shipped after 31st March 2017 will be at the new 2017 prices

Any customers working on projects that may span these dates are encouraged to discuss with Cool Designs so that we can plan for them and put arrangements in place.

These price changes along with the changes from other manufacturers still position Toshiba very favourably and more so when quality, enhanced warranty, efficiencies and the rewards program are taken in to account.

We will soon be issuing a temporary price guide while our price list is updated to reflect these changes and new products coming in.

Toshiba T7 Enhanced Warranty REWARDS_small

New Toshiba Price List

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Cool Designs have released the new Toshiba September price list.

Included in the new price list is the popular Mirai RAS wall mount and combining RAS outdoors and DI indoors.  Additionally we now have the CDL-OASIS control package which has been highlighted for energy saving for the client and offering a number of built in features such as leak detection alarm, BMS integration, alarms, scheduling, touch screen control, energy monitoring and building optimisation.

Contact us for your copy


Toshiba excel in rethinking VRF efficiency

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Toshiba Air Conditioning SMMSe Heat Pump VRF has won its third award, this time the RAC Cooling Award 2016 for “Air Conditioning Innovation of the Year”.

Judges felt Toshiba had excelled in rethinking what makes an efficient VRF system.  Rather than tweaking components, Toshiba overhauled the whole design, resulting in a package of innovations which allow it to achieve ESEERs of over 7 across the whole range.

These innovations include a new two stage rotary compressor, with 50 percent higher displacement than conventional models, redesign of the heat exchanger to provide 13 percent greater capacity and the ability to select part capacity where outdoor temperatures are lower and the need for cooling is less.

Toshiba is also proud of its “true continuous heating” during defrost, using hot gas bypass to defrost the outdoor coils while the indoor is still operating in heating mode.

Coming in the next few months is the launch of the SHRMe heat recovery that furthers the technology of the SMMSe heat pump and is already attracting attention for its flexibility, footprint and efficiency.

Toshiba SMMSe

Toshiba SMMSe

Leading manufacturers with price decreases

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Moving through 2016 has saw price decreases on our major partners with both Fujitsu and Panasonic announcing price decreases.  The most recent of these which grabbed the headlines was Toshiba which announced significant price decreases following continuing business efficiency improvements and economies of scale due to growth.

Toshiba SMMSe

Toshiba SMMSe

The reductions of up to 16 per cent came in to effect this month (June) and are part of Toshiba’s strategic goal of doubling air conditioning sales by 2020. The new pricing applies to some of Toshiba’s most popular ranges of splits and VRF air conditioning equipment. The highlights of the new pricing structure include: Toshiba RAS systems reduced by up to 16%; digital Inverter split systems reduced by up to 12%; three-phase Super Digital inverter outdoor units reduced by as much as 14%. In addition, the company’s multi-award winning VRF systems benefit under the new approach, while associated products – such as some air-to-air heat exchangers – receive a nine per cent reduction. The company announced its 2020 growth strategy last year and is supporting the initiative with the introduction of new products, increased stocking levels, new appointments, a major expansion in production capacity, enhancement of warranty terms for trained contractors and a global push on training.

Toshiba is dramatically increasing stocking capacity at its Plymouth facility with a further 44,000sq ft of racking space, ensuring immediate product availability across its most popular ranges. The is giving a substantial back-up to our own increasing stock levels as we push our held stock of Toshiba product over £1M.  We have taken this step to further the availability of product across our regions and continue to allow our fast and flexible service.

Contact Cool Designs to ensure you are up to date with all of the latest prices.


Toshiba 7 Year Warranty & updated Rewards scheme

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Toshiba Air Conditioning have reworked their warranty scheme so once again set new standards in the industry.

Traditionally, manufacturers award warranty term based on the annual spend of the contractor or end user.  Rather than take this commercial view, Toshiba has now linked their warranty term not to turnover, but to workmanship.

Toshiba T7 Enhanced Warranty

The standard off the shelf warranty for Toshiba Air Conditioning is now the T5, 5 years parts & labour allowance (no minimum spend).  Then by completing a set 3 training courses at any of our hands on training locations Glasgow, Sunderland or Warrington plus Toshiba’s own Leatherhead facility, this warranty is lifted up to T7 – 7 years, again with no minimum spend.

This means now that all contractors, no matter the business size, can benefit from a 7 year warranty.

The top tier in the scheme is the T7e, 7 Year Enhanced Warranty.  By completing the training & submitting commissioning and maintenance data, the warranty is 7 years but with an enhanced labour allowance.  Contact Cool Designs for further detail or see our library documents section (general info drop down) for more information.

Following on from this, Toshiba have updated their rewards scheme.  The additions scheme has now ended and is replaced with the updated Toshiba Rewards Scheme.


Register for the new scheme and accrue points on all Toshiba Purchases from Cool Designs (conditions apply).  These points can then be redeemed for Toshiba products, on site tools, Love2shop cards and travel vouchers or marketing activity.  See our website library for more information.

Toshiba win ACR Product of the Year

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Toshiba has been awarded the National ACR Product of the Year for the new SMMS-e VRF System.

Toshiba SMMSe

Toshiba SMMSe

Developments in three core technologies – the compressor, heat exchanger and advanced intelligent control – combine to ensure all outdoor units in the new SMMS-E VRF range have an ESEER (European Seasonally Adjusted Energy Efficiency Rating} higher than 7, an industry first.

Wear surfaces on compression vanes are treated with a high-tech Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating, giving outstanding hardness,wear resistance and reliability. This enables significant increase in compressor rotation speed, resulting in a higher displacement volume. Up to 50 per cent great than previous generations.

The heat exchanger has been completely redesigned, which results in a 13 percent increase in surface area available for heat transfer.It provides continuous heating with no requirement to stop during defrost. This is made possible by the use of a new hot-gas bypass control.

A new approach to intelligent operation gives occupants improved comfort, energy efficiency an reliability by using the independent Pulse Motor Valves (PMV’s) to control the flow of refrigerant to each indoor unit.

Wireless commissioning allows performance data and status reports to be automatically emailed to end users or engineers.  Pipe work and connectivity has been increased,  giving double the previous allowable length.

Finally,as a result of the new compressors design and improved system controls, the operating temperature range has been significantly extended, and is now -5 to 46°C for cooling operation and -25 °C in heating mode.

The new Toshiba SMMS-e VRF is now available from Cool Designs Ltd

Toshiba offers ECA Help

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Toshiba has introduced an app to help installers and consultants secure investment relief through enhanced capital allowances.

The app contains key data on Toshiba products that meet the Energy Technology List efficiency criteria for air-source single split and multi-split heat pumps, and air source split or multi-split VRF heat pumps.

Split into three categories, it reflects the cooling capacity bandings used by the EU air conditioning efficiency directives: Lot 10, split or multi-splits smaller than or equal to 12kW; Lot 6, split or multi-splits greater than 12kW; and VRV Lot 6, VRF systems greater than 12kW.

Designers are guided through a series of six simple steps, resulting in the creation of a formally-recognised ECA statement of eligibility. This can then be used to validate compliance as part of an ECA submission for a project.

While fully supporting the ECA scheme, David Dunn, general manager of Toshiba Air Conditioning, said: “There has been some criticism, however, that the scheme is quite complex and bureaucratic, and risks putting people off applying for ECA support. Our new tool is designed to streamline the whole process of producing the supporting paperwork. We believe that once installers and consultants try it and see how easy it is to use, it will become a regular part of their project preparation.”

The ECA tool is part of a growing library of online project support and business tools being developed by Toshiba to help designers, installers and consultants streamline their workflow and improve their service to clients. Other online tools include apps for calculating Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) and Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP).

Once users have registered on Toshiba’s website, the ECA tool can be downloaded at or contact Cool Designs Ltd for support.