Posts Tagged ‘Cool Designs’


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

Support Crisis this Christmas

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Cool Designs are supporting Crisis again this year as a drop off point for donations as well as making our own donation of winter clothing.

This year Crisis at Christmas Newcastle will welcome over 250 guests who are homeless, lonely or otherwise isolated to their Christmas Day and Boxing Day event.

Please help if you can by donating an item from the list below.  Most of their guests will be men, please keep this in mind if you are donating clothing, toiletries or gifts.  Left over items are donated to West End Food Bank, a local charitable organisation supporting people in food poverty.

A range of non-perishable products including suitable for diabetics, gluten free, vegan etc:
Crisps, nuts, dried fruit, tinned/cuppa soup, baked beans, tinned vegetables, tinned fish/ham/chicken, tins of fruit, plain pasta / pasta and sauce sachets, cereal, energy bars, healthy snacks, biscuits, chocolate, soft drinks, squash, hot chocolate powder, tea bags, instant coffee, black bin bags.

A range suitable for different skin types (sensitive, dry etc) but no aerosols or alcohol based products:
Roll on deodorant, bars of soap, flannels, shower gel, toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, face/hand wipes, sanitary products

Good quality pre-loved or new only:
Shoes, trainers, new socks/underwear, coats, fleeces, jumpers, tracksuit bottoms, trousers, leggings, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, scarves

Christmas Gifts
Ideas include but are not limited to:
Wallets, purses, bum bags, hats, scarves, gloves, pans, plates, bowls, cups, cooking spoons, mini diaries, notebooks, pens, fleecy blankets, bath sets, thermos flasks, thermal mugs, disposable cutlery, plates, napkins, hand warmers, battery powered radios, chocolates (including for diabetics), tins of biscuits, batteries, watches, torches/wind up lighting, tin openers, back packs.

Drop off points
Including ourselves at Cool Designs, drop offs can be made at:

• Ashington
The Chiropractic Clinic -196 Milburn Road, Ashington, NE63 0PH

• South Shields
The Chiropractic Clinic – 8 Coronation Street, South Shields, NE33 1AZ

• Cool Desights Ltd
Unit 8 North Hylton Enterprise Park, Hepworth Rd, Sunderland, SR5 3JT

• Northumbria University
Northumbria Students’ Union, 2, Sandyford Road, Newcastle, NE1 8SB

• Capability’s
3-15 Heaton Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1SA

• The Forum, Wallsend

• Grainger Market


Finally, if you are not able to get to one of these drop off points, please contact us on 0191 5496964 and we may be able to arrange to collect items bagged up from you.

The closing date for donations is Friday 16th December.

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

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 Touch Screen Controller

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Toshiba Air Conditioning have launched a new flagship touch screen controller.   We have had a touch screen in the family of control for many years, but the latest model brings us right up to date using the latest technology.  It connects to the TCC network making is available for Toshiba Digital Inverter split systems and the SHRMi Heat Recovery VRF and SMMSi Heat Pump VRF.

Toshiba Touch Screen

The new 7in colour touchscreen offers unprecedented power and ease of use, enabling engineers and end users to control systems and optimise performance and indoor comfort.

With the ability to control up to 64 indoor units via a unique capacitive touchscreen, the new Toshiba controller marks a departure from conventional air conditioning controls.

It has a brilliantly clear colour display with pin-sharp graphical interface, providing lightning response to the operator’s touch commands.  Toshiba’s new controller is based on an intuitive touchscreen with icons, similar to a large smart phone.  The system offers a host of powerful functions that extend it’s use, with future developments.

The central controller is available this summer 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 Floor Mounted Cabinet from Toshiba Air Conditioning.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

We are pleased to confirm the introduction of the new Toshiba Air Conditioning VRF Floor Mounted Cabinet 6 Series indoor units. The new 6 Series range of 1.7HP to 6.0HP (5.0kW to 18.0kW) Floor standingfeature better energy saving performance using lower power consumption DC fan motor that is exempt from ErPLot11 2015 threshold and units are 4% lighter in weight than the previous versions.

The range can be connected to the following products:

SHRMi – Toshiba Air Conditioning Heat Recovery VRF
SMMSi – Toshiba Air Conditioning Heat Pump VRF
Mini SMMS – Toshiba Air Conditioning Heat Pump Mini VRF

There are 7 models in the line up as follows:

1.7HP – MMF-AP0156H
2.0HP – MMF-AP0186H
2.5HP – MMF-AP0246H
3.0HP – MMF-AP0276H
4.0HP – MMF-AP0366H
5.0HP – MMF-AP0486H
6.0HP – MMF-AP0566H


The new range will be available from Cool Designs Ltd from Q2-2015