Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’


Training Update

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

High demand leads to additional training days

We have updated our training schedule (brochure found here) due to an increase in training demand this year.

With the introduction of the new Toshiba Warranty in 2016 and the ease in which contractors can benefit from a 7 year warranty, we have added additional dates and venues.  The updated schedule can be found within the training brochure found in the link above.

As a reminder, training with Cool Designs is free of charge with refreshments provided on the day.  They are held at our hands on Glasgow, Sunderland and Warrington offices and can also be held at the Toshiba offices in Leatherhead (for Toshiba training) and Fujitsu offices (for Fujitsu training).

Fujitsu add 10kW Wall Mount

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Fujitsu are proud to announce the arrival and immediate availability of a new nominal 10kW wall mounted split system – ASYG36LMTA / AOYG36LMTA. This new system sits above the current ASYG24LF (7kW) and ASYG30LF (8kW) systems with a nominal cooling / heating capacity of 9.4 / 10.1kW respectively.

Fujitsu 10kW Wall Mount

Fujitsu 10kW Wall Mount

Features of the new system
– Compact indoor unit dimensions 340 x 1,150 x 280mm (H x W x D) weight 18kg.
– Compact single fan outdoor unit 830 x 900 x 330mm (H x W x D) weight 61kg.
– Low ambient cooling and heating operation down to -15°c.
– Wireless remote control with 7 day timer as standard.
– Human sensor for additional energy savings – can be disabled.
– 10°c Heat function.
– 50m pipe run.
– Optional wired remote controllers (2-wire Touch Screen, 2-wire LCD, 3-Wire LCD High Grade & Simple – accessory communication kit required for connection).
– Server Room control function with optional Run and Standby control facility for control of two systems when installed in the same room (wireless remote control only). This is a special server room function setting on the wireless remote and additional parts (UTY-XWNX 3-wire connector) are required for connecting the two indoor units together to operate as run / standby.
– Sensible cooling capacity @23°cdb/16°cwb room and 30°c ambient = 6.63kW

Focus on: Fujitsu J-IIS Mini VRF (2-Pipe)

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

It’s easy for this little diamond to go under the radar,  given it has a height of less than 1M.  The Fujitsu Air Conditioning J-IIS Mini VRF is becoming a very popular option for applications where space is restricted or the height of the condensing unit it paramount.

Fujitsu Air Conditioning J-IIS Outdoor

The single fan VRF can connect up to 8 fan coil units with up to 130% connected capacity and has a quiet operation of as low as 51dB(A) (4HP model).  Despite it’s small size, it certainly isn’t small in operation.  Comprising of full DC inverter control, a DC twin rotary compressor, a three row large heat exchanger and DC fan motor.

Not forgetting the engineer either, the outdoor has been designed for easy maintenance.  It has a 7 segment LED showing operation status, addressing & pressures hosted with a removable PCB panel for ease of access.

There is a full range of easy-to-use controllers available, from wireless remote controls to a PC-based control software. The installation can also be linked to a building management system. The touch panel LCD wired controller has a large clear screen for ease of use and allows service engineers to interrogate indoor and outdoor units to diagnose the system.

The Fujitsu Air Conditioning J-IIS Mini VRF is available from Cool Designs Ltd.

Toshiba Additions Scheme update

Thursday, April 9th, 2015


Toshiba Additions is the loyalty reward scheme by Toshiba Air Conditioning that rewards not only loyalty to the brand but also excellence and professionalism  in the field of air conditioning.  At Cool Designs, we embrace the full message being delivered here by Toshiba in that it matches our own approach for training & f-gas legislation.  All Toshiba RAS, Digitial Inverter, Heat Pump VRF, Heat Recovery VRF, Air to Air Heat Exchangers and Estia Air to Water Heat Pumps qualify for the Additions scheme.

In 2015, Toshiba has again enhanced the scheme by rewarding those who maintain their training by increasing the warranty term on all of the products above as well as continuing the market leading Total Peace of Mind labour allowances that ensure should a system fail under warranty, you know you are well covered for your time by Toshiba.  An overview of the Toshiba Additions rewards are below.

Toshiba Registered Installer (TRI)

Additions Points – 1 point per £50 spend
Clothing Allowance
5 Year Warranty*
TRI 5 Year Warranty Certificate

* To qualify £10K annual spend to be achieved, product training within 3 months of sign up, F-Gas / Refcom up to date


Toshiba Qualified Installer (TQI)

Additions Points – 1 point per £40 spend
Clothing Allowance
6 Year Warranty*
TQI 6 Year Warranty Certificate
Total Peace of Mind Warranty**
Customer Logo & name on the Toshiba website

* To qualify £50K annual spend to be achieved, product training (2 modules) within 3 months of sign up, F-Gas / Refcom up to date
** TPM Warranty requires Toshiba signed off commissioning sheets (per project) completed by trained engineer & signed TPM agreement

Toshiba Additions Installer (TAI)

Additions Points – 1 point per £30 spend
Clothing Allowance
7 Year Warranty*
TAI 7 Year Warranty Certificate
Total Peace of Mind Warranty**
Customer Logo, name and weblink on the Toshiba website
Promoted to consultants / end users on specified projects

* To qualify £200K annual spend to be achieved, product training (3 modules) within 3 months of sign up, F-Gas / Refcom up to date
** TPM Warranty requires Toshiba signed off commissioning sheets (per project) completed by trained engineer & signed TPM agreement


Additions Points can be redeemed on the following:

Selected Toshiba audio/visual equipment

Love2shop retail cards

Selected refrigeration tools

Toshiba air conditioning products


Please contact Cool Designs for further information.

CDL Toshiba RAS Wall Mount Offer

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

One of our most popular offers over the last few years has been our summer offer on Toshiba Air Conditioning RAS Wall Mounts.  We’re delighted to be able to once again reduce the prices of these systems in time for the coming heat wave (no doubt!).  The offer will run from 1st April 2015 through to 31st October 2015.

SKV_High Wall


We have been able to maintain the same price as last year and also have added a fourth system size from the family.  We also have quantity discounts available.  Please contact or your local branch for pricing details.

RAS-077SKV 2kW Toshiba Air Conditioning Inverter Heat Pump Wall Mount
RAS-107SKV 2.5kW Toshiba Air Conditioning Inverter Heat Pump Wall Mount
RAS-137SKV 3.5kW Toshiba Air Conditioning Inverter Heat Pump Wall Mount
RAS-167SKV 4.5kW Toshiba Air Conditioning Inverter Heat Pump Wall Mount

Toshiba NEW Small Digital Inverter Twin, Triple & Quads

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

With the release this year of the new Toshiba small Digital Inverter, we are now pleased to confirm their connectability as twin, triple or quad systems.

The indoors can be connected to Digital Inverter Heat Pumps and Super Digital Inverter Heat Pumps, both also being suitable for R22 / R407C replacement technology.

The table below gives an example of the UK Cooling capacities (kW) and combinations that could be used.

Toshiba Multi Table for Small DI

Toshiba Multi Table for Small DI

As usual for Toshiba Digital Inverter Twin, Triple & Quad connections, power is taken to the condensing unit and then 3 core + earth to the header indoor.  Two core + earth then to the second indoor and from that to the next and so on.

ACR Awards 2015

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Come around quickly don’t they! Another fantastic evening at this years ACR News Awards at the Brewery in London.  Jimmy Carr was this years popular host and can be seen below presenting our own Simon Bradley as winners of the 2015 ACR News Distributor of the Year.  This recognition is a fantastic testament to the work we’re doing here at Cool Designs as innovation, training & responsible growth remain at the forefront of what we do.

We have many plan’s as we continue to look forward and certainly wont be resting, although perhaps after last night there may be some resting needed!

Simon Bradley of Cool Designs received award

Simon Bradley of Cool Designs received award

New Toshiba PMV-less VRF High Wall

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Cool Designs are pleased to announce the launch of the new Toshiba Air Conditioning High Wall 3 & 4 Series “PMV-Less” to complement the existing VRF Indoor Unit line-up. With the increased demand in the Hotel market, the addition of the PMV-less High Wall models offer an ideal solution where low noise levels are essential allowing the PMV kit to be installed outside of the conditioned space to provide whisper quiet indoor operation.  The new models can be used with the current range of Mini-SMMS, SMMSi Heat Pump VRF and SHRMi Heat Recovery VRF.

The model line up is as follows:
High-wall 3 series3 Series (Dimensions H320 x W1050 x D228 mm)
MMK-AP0073HP-E1 2.2kW
MMK-AP0093HP-E1 2.8kW
MMK-AP0123HP-E1 3.6kW
MMK-AP0153HP-E1 4.5kW
MMK-AP0183HP-E1 5.6kW
MMK-AP0243HP-E1 7.1kW

4 Series (Dimensions H275 x W790 x D208 mm)
MMK-AP0074MHP-E1 2.2Kw
MMK-AP0094MHP-E1 2.8Kw
MMK-AP0124MHP-E1 3.6Kw

RBM-PMV0363E 2.2-3.6kW
RBM-PMV0903E 4.5-7.1kW


CDL Introduces the Toshiba Additions Scheme

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Toshiba Additions Rewards Scheme

Toshiba rewards contractors at all levels for their loyalty and professionalism with the Toshiba brand.  The rewards come in the form of work wear, vouchers, Toshiba electrical goods and an industry leading enhanced warranty scheme.

Interested? Contact Cool Designs to discuss further.

CDL named Distributor of the Year, 2014.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Toshiba Airconditioning - Lenny Henry Awards

Cool Designs Ltd, the specialist air conditioning supplier, has won the top accolade in the ACR News Awards 2014, being crowned Distributor of the Year.

The coveted trophy was presented to Darrel Birkett, CDL’s founder and managing director, by celebrity Lenny Henry at the gala awards finals, held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

The judges praised CDL’s vision and commitment in becoming the first carbon neutral air conditioning supplier in the UK. They also commended the

company for combining outstanding charity and community work with commercial success.

CDL has been the recipient of the top distributor award now on a number of occasions. Darrel Birkett said: “It is obviously very pleasing to once again receive recognition by one’s peers in the industry. I am also delighted that our success is not just a flash in the pan, but reflects a winning formula that we have evolved and built into the company’s approach over a number of years.

“It is based on a lot of passion, creativity and hard work on the part of the CDL team. It also reflects the fantastic support we receive from our key manufacturers such as Toshiba.”

The distributor was also singled out for its dedication to the cause of training, in which it has invested significantly in recent years. The company, which recently celebrated 10 years as a Toshiba distributor, has capacity to train up to 400 engineers each year.

The company operates a highly successful and growing video tutorial library via You Tube, available with open-access for engineers.

Darrel added: “We believe commercial success can go hand-in-hand with environmental concern and community involvement. Indeed, I believe it is not only desirable but essential to act responsibly and do the right thing. The growth of CDL in recent years proves that this approach can create a virtuous circle.

“However, we will not be resting on our laurels. We have plans in hand to further grow the company in the future, and build on the strong foundation we have established.”

Caption: Darrel Birkett receives the award from celebrity Lenny Henry.