The quest to find an expert air conditioning contractor should not be an onerous one. In this blog we highlight our top tips on how to find the right company to suit your business’ air conditioning requirements and get the reassurance that you need for making a major capital investment.  

Always begin by identifying your company’s air conditioning needs.  That is, establish which areas are uncomfortable and require climate control.   This means conditioning the air to remove CO2, moisture, gases, odours, pollutants and uncomfortable humidity.

Always do some basic desk research.

The minimum requirement you should look for in an air conditioning unit installation company is registration with the trade association REFCOM and F-Gas certification.  Most professional contractors are registered, so be very wary of any that aren’t. The easiest way to ensure your business takes an environmentally responsible approach to refrigerant management is to employ an F-Gas certified installation contractor.  It’s easy to find a company near you by visiting the REFCOM register of contractors at https://www.refcom.org.uk/refcom-register/ .

Check out the company’s website to establish any other useful accreditations such as Constructionline or CHAS.  Both of these demonstrate competency in Health and Safety procedures.

Find out whether the air conditioning unit installation contractor’s qualifications include complementary skills such as electrical services.  Having a team of in-house electricians could be a major bonus to the smooth running of an installation project and could avoid delays in subcontracting out the electrical aspects to an additional contractor.

Another indicator of a competent and dependable company is the length of time that they have been trading. A long-established business is usually one with experienced staff and satisfied customers.

How can you choose between companies?

You cannot simply rely upon desk research; you need also to request references and reviews – a great contractor will be happy to supply referees with systems similar to yours.  Also ask for Case Studies, surprisingly, these are not always on the company’s website.

Take up any offer of a free survey and no obligation quote.  This is a great chance to meet the contractor and judge their understanding of your needs in person. 

The company’s commitment to energy savings is also noteworthy, in particular the air conditioning system options they provide to keep your energy use to a minimum.

Take note of how interested they are in the aesthetics of your project.  Skills and qualifications are essential but so too are aesthetics. The contractor needs to take account of your interiors and confirm with you the finish they will achieve. 

Enquire about their availability – if they are available immediately it might be a sign that they have few satisfied customers and ring some warning bells for you.

Maintaining your newly installed air conditioning units

Since a maintenance contract is the best way to protect your investment and keep your equipment running efficiently, we suggest that you use an installation contractor that also offers maintenance services.

A good installation and maintenance company will ensure that you comply with the air conditioning regulations and remind you when service visits are due. High calibre contractors also offer 24-hour call outs if you have critical cooling requirements.

Outdoor Events and how to keep your guest comfy with unpredictable temperatures

This time last year we were heading for high temperatures in May, and yet as we plan our parties, conferences and events for this Summer we have no idea what the weather holds. Most of us; individuals and businesses alike, are all delighted with the reopening of pubs, restaurants, and sporting events and will whole heartedly enjoy the new found freedom, however, the weather is very unpredictable and a key element in planning an event out of doors.

April 2022 has certainly been stormy with some regions enduring very heavy rainfall and so the majority of people are keen to see the weather settle and temperatures rise as Spring gives way to Summer.

It seems that after enduring lockdown restrictions for so long we are ready to party at last!

Here at the Hire and Sales division of Cool Services, we are seeing a significant pick up in the number of customers planning events and parties.  Both businesses and private individuals tell us that they are planning a whole host of events not only because things are returning to normal, but also because there are many postponed conferences and parties that can now take place.  The nation seems determined to catch up with the events and celebrations that were postponed due to Covid 19 restrictions, and while the relief and the excitement is palpable, event planners’ thoughts soon turn to the uncertainties of the British weather.

Fortunately, if you are worried about your guests or attendees feeling too hot or a little on the chilly side at your planned event, there is a simple solution to your problem.

Air conditioning portable unit for Tents and Marquees

When planning an outdoor corporate day, a festival, or a wedding, climate control is exactly what you need to keep your guests comfortable, whatever the temperature.

Before you rent portable equipment such as an air conditioning portable unit or a heater for your next outdoor event, you need to first consider the following:

  • Time of day
  • Undercover or Al Fresco?
  • Seasonal Temperature

You will have differing needs depending on whether your event is in the day or the night. Also, if your event is being held in a marquee where guests will be protected from the elements, you will need different portable equipment than if everyone were out in the open.

Advance knowledge of the average temperature for the time of year for your event can help you decide whether air conditioning unit hire or heater hire is the right way to go.  

At Cool Services we are industry leading experts in marquee heating and cooling hire, providing portable air conditioning units and or heaters for uses in all types of marquees, teepees and stretch tents.  We offer the full range of equipment for portable buildings and indeed ordinary buildings that may need a little extra cooling or heating throughout the most unpredictable months. Our range of units for short-, or long-term hire is extensive and each model is appropriate for use in structures such as portable cabins, tents and marquees.  We can help you decide whether heating or cooling is required and because our range is broad, we can provide both types of climate control to suit your requirements. 

Hiring portable air conditioning units

We offer a broad range of equipment together with a free survey, design specification, delivery and installation so that you get the right air conditioning portable unit or heaters to suit your tent and the purpose you are using it for.  All our equipment is serviced and sanitised after every hire for total peace of mind. 

During the build up to your event, our experienced team will ensure all the equipment is installed to Health and Safety guidelines and is thoroughly evaluated to be sure that it is perfect for your space. We take the time to make sure everything is running smoothly so you can focus entirely on your event.  Our goal is to do everything we can so that your guests, employees or delegates are entirely comfortable and will enjoy your event. Hiring portable air conditioning units for your marquee should be a straightforward process, we aim to make it easy and support you as an event host so that you have the right equipment to do the job safely and efficiently.

Centrally located in Kingswinford near Dudley, we offer free delivery throughout Shropshire, the East Midlands and West Midlands

For more information about selecting portable air conditioning units for your next event, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team on 0800 9705656 and follow us at Linkedin.co/coolservices-ltd

Cool Services Ltd installs Air Conditioning at new high tech training facility.

Cool Services was delighted to work on the new Fire training Centre being built at the Kingsbury Water Park site near Tamworth. Sub-contracted to local electrical contractor, Kendalls Electrical Services based in Telford, Cool Services was proud to be part of the team working on the prestigious new facility.

The new state of the art training centre will be used for lectures, theoretical training and virtual reality incident command training, that is not possible to replicate in real life.

The Spec

The latest in ventilation and air conditioning was specified by Warwickshire County Council to meet their strict indoor air quality policy. The works involved installing ventilation and air conditioning in the main training centre building.

The ventilation and cooling demands of various room types had to be considered including a reception area, control room, computer room, briefing room, incident command office, admin offices, operation policy room, operation instruction room, main lecture room, breakout area with refreshment area, shower facilities, toilets and changing areas.

The Solution

Cool Services’ role included the design and installation of comprehensive systems to provide room air conditioning and ventilation to meet the regulations for air exchange in the building.  The ability to provide effective control of the air quality and working environment inside the various rooms and spaces, with their varying uses and occupation levels, had to be considered.

Daikin wall mounted units with inverter-driven condensing units, were chosen to provide air conditioning together with a Nuaire ventilation heat recovery system.

The Nuaire solution offers three distinct user-selectable modes which are: supply air warming, fresh air cooling and neutral, all whilst automatically regulating fan speeds according to demand.

Air Conditioning System Installer

The Outcome

Using products from manufacturers with extremely high-quality standards, allowed Cool Services to meet the building’s indoor air quality requirements in full and the experienced team installed the equipment to high engineering standards. 

Cool Services was able to meet the requirements of the build programme and to deliver the works on time. 

Kendalls are highly satisfied with the service and installation from Cool Services.

Kendalls Project Manager Rob Yeomans added, “It was important that we partnered with an air conditioning and ventilation specialist who has the knowledge and expertise required to meet all project deadlines. This is a highly technical building with exacting requirements.”

Commenting; Cool Services’ Project Manager, Dean Robinson said, “As well as employing our technical expertise, we always work efficiently and in a clean and tidy manner, conscious of the need to support and liaise with other contractors working on site.”

When occupied; the building will offer state of the art fire training facilities with an easy to regulate, low energy, low noise, air cooling and warming system, to keep all occupants comfortable and healthy.

January is usually the month when we plan for the forthcoming year, both in our personal lives and in our businesses.  Even if your business’ financial year doesn’t follow the Gregorian calendar, there is still something quite special about opening the computer’s calendar for the new year or starting that new diary on the first day of January.

Planning begins in earnest here at Cool Services with new projects and policies and a great enthusiasm for new technologies which will support our customers’ business objectives in the coming year.

Past performance helps inform future planning

For estates managers and maintenance teams; planning for a new year is an enormous task.  Many will review how essential building services have performed in the previous year. They consider what has gone well and not so well and examine the pinch points and triggers for this. Compliance checks too, are a major item in the estates calendar.

As commercial air conditioning installers, many of our clients talk to us in January about planning new installations and maintenance visits for the year ahead. They want to get their planned preventative maintenance visits booked into the diary, for dates that suit the business.  For air conditioning installations and servicing, this can be during annual shutdowns or less busy periods where the disruption to the working day can be minimised.    

Added efficiency and reliability

Since dust and worn parts can dramatically affect the efficiency of air conditioning systems; it’s highly recommended that two maintenance visits are undertaken every year, to keep commercial air conditioning units running efficiently.  We always remind clients that maintenance visits are also necessary to validate the manufacturer’s warranty for the air conditioning units.  Planning maintenance at the beginning of the year means that the visits can be timed to prepare your systems for the periods that you are going to rely heavily on them, be that cooling in summer or heating in winter.

Regular, planned maintenance gives you confidence in your system’s performance and the peace of mind that your system will be reliable when you need it most.  

Complete support the whole year through

At Cool Services we offer more than simple air conditioning services we can manage the scheduling and booking of your maintenance visits.  Our team of maintenance engineers and project managers can help you plan your maintenance schedule in advance. We will send you timely reminders and book visits so you have more time to focus on the things that are more important to your business.

This is easy to arrange and offers the benefit that you will never be out of compliance.  Your commercial air conditioning unit will also benefit from regular maintenance because it will deliver optimum efficiency, reduced running costs and prolonged lifespan.

To read our blog on what is involved in an air conditioning Maintenance visit click here

Contact us today for further information and friendly, expert advice on 0800 374 217

As the government continues to recommend social distancing to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, we look at how businesses and organisations are creating extra space to accommodate returning employees and social events.    

We are still advised to observe social distancing in all aspects of our lives and that poses challenges for businesses as they build up staff numbers as employees return to work.  

This challenge is especially problematic when planning events, conferences or parties where a large number of people are invited to gather in the same space. 

We are seeing a trend towards the use of portable buildings being added to businesses with many being erected and free standing in carparks across the nation.  Where once we used to see marquees, tee pees and portable buildings erected for weddings, parties and festivals, ingenious business owners and managers are using them for everyday activities such as overspill canteens to create additional space at their existing workplace or venue.

And it is not only businesses; many schools and colleges have also commissioned temporary structures to offer more space for use as classrooms, catering areas and staff rooms.

We know of one Midlands football club that has erected a marquee in their car park to house their physiotherapists and give them more spacious areas to treat their players.  

Keeping occupants comfortable

To work effectively as an extension of current building space and allow employees to social distance, temporary buildings like marquees need to be warmed up to a comfortable working temperature.  Unlike traditional buildings, they lack insulation and heating needs careful planning by an experienced team. Cutting corners on this will leave your employees cold and uncomfortable and the space unusable.

Since the building is temporary, so it follows that heating hire makes the most financial sense.  Renting heaters offers complete flexibility since the hire period can be long or short term, to suit the clients’ specific requirements.

A range of heaters to suit your needs

At Cool Services we are industry leading experts in marquee heater hire, providing heaters for use in all kinds in marquees, tee pees and stretch tents.  We offer the full range of space heaters for portable buildings and in fact ordinary buildings that need additional heat during the coldest months. Our range of direct fired oil heaters, direct fired gas, indirect fired oil heaters, electric heaters and oil radiators is extensive and each is designed to meet a specific heating requirement and is appropriate for use in specific portable structures such as marquees. 

Safety is absolutly critical – Please always seek the advice of your temporary building or stretch tent supplier to ensure you have the correct heater for the structure type.

Our focus is on you

We offer a broad range of equipment and back it up with a free survey, design specification, delivery and installation, so that you get the right heat for hire to suit your portable building and the purpose you are using it for.  All our equipment is serviced and sanitised after every hire for your peace of mind.  Utilising heat on hire offers your business or organisation the most flexibility both financially and physically.

If you have reconfigured seating arrangements to allow for social distancing then hiring heating is a great solution while things return to normal or until a permanent heating solution can be installed.

Centrally located in Kingswinford near Dudley, we offer free delivery throughout Shropshire, the East Midlands and West Midlands. 

Our focus is entirely on your event or conference, we want your guests, employees or delegates to be so comfortable that they can relax and get the most out of your event.

Hiring heaters for your marquee should be a straightforward process. We know how to make it easy and will support you, so that you have the right equipment to do the heating job, safely and efficiently for as long as you need it.

The recent Covid 19 pandemic has heightened awareness of the spread of respiratory viruses and has placed scrutiny on indoor air quality. These concerns have led the facilities team in many organisations to take proactive action, to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees and visitors.

While planning the safe return of large numbers of employees to the workplace; many companies and organisations are focussing on the quality of the indoor air in their buildings. It goes without saying, that the priority is the need to make indoor air free from viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. As a result, attention has turned to finding a solution for the air conditioning units located throughout buildings, some of which have been switched off during lockdown.

The innovation

Many air conditioning system manufacturers are developing “cleansing” technologies and innovations for incorporation into new air conditioning units.  Here at Cool Services, we are successfully installing an air purification unit into existing air conditioning units. This unique, brand-new technology utilises UV lamps to sterilise the air every time it passes through the air conditioning unit. It has been developed to be retrofitted into air conditioning ceiling cassette units of varying brands and ages, and provides a solution for existing air conditioning units.

Why Choose Cool Services?

Cool Services is an air conditioning services specialist with more than 43 years’ experience of installing and maintaining systems in commercial buildings. Our role in helping businesses upgrade to self-sterilising units means we liaise with the manufacturer and install the air purification technology into your air conditioning units.  

Ben Cheadle, Project Manager at Cool Services said, “the technology is a very clever piece of kit and retrofitting it into existing ac units keeps capital costs down and minimises disruption to the daily operation of the workplace”.

The Benefits

The sterilisation units once commissioned, have been shown to provide a 99% kill rate of airborne bacteria and viruses. This offers considerable peace of mind for building operators and owners. Importantly, the added purification units do not have any impact on the energy efficiency or performance of the existing air conditioning ceiling cassettes and can be easily installed by a professional air conditioning company.

The deployment of an air sterilising unit within the existing air conditioning unit, is a cost-effective addition to the public health and hygeine steps a business can take, to maintain a healthy and Covid-secure workplace.  

Contact us today for further information and expert advice on 0800 374217.

Maintaining your air conditioning system is vital to keeping efficiency high and running costs low. That’s why it is worth investing time to find the right company to look after your system, whether it is a new installation or an existing system.

In fact, without planned maintenance, many equipment manufacturers will only offer a basic warranty, so it is the best way to get an extended warranty period. This can be significant and in some cases, it can mean the difference between a one year and seven year warranty.  That’s a major benefit, as is using the maintenance visit as a means of keeping on the right side of your legal obligations when it comes to the F-Gas regulations, the EU legislation designed to reduce the emission of F-Gases.

There are many companies offering maintenance services, so here are a few tips for finding the right one for your needs.             

Why do you need to do some research?

A lot of air conditioning contractors are registered with the trade association REFCOM and are F-Gas certified.  This is in fact the minimum requirement you should look for when recruiting an air conditioning maintenance company.

It is often useful if the contractors qualifications go beyond simply air conditioning ones, for example; electrical skills available within the same company can help installations run smoothly. They may even avoid miscommunications that can occur if the electrical side of the works is subcontracted out to a separate contractor. The broader the range of skills on offer the better.

In addition to qualifications, we recommend finding out how long a company has been trading. You want to be certain that they are experienced and can draw on this experience to trace faults quickly and easily.

When should you choose a maintenance contractor?

In a perfect world you should be considering the air conditioning maintenance regime during its installation. Waiting until the equipment breaks down puts you under pressure to find a contractor quickly, which is never a good idea. Ideally the company that installed your air conditioning will offer maintenance services. In fact, if they do not offer maintenance then that is a tell-tale sign of a contractor with limited services and lack of interest in supporting your equipment in the longer term.

How can you choose between companies?

We recommend going beyond desk research on the internet. For example, ask for references – a great contractor will be happy to supply referees with systems similar to yours.

And while you are on the phone to them; enquire about their availability – if they are available right away then an empty order book might be the reason, and that is very telling about how many loyal and satisfied customers they really have.

What are the main considerations for choosing a maintenance company?

Check out the guarantees they offer on workmanship. This is separate to a manufacturers warranty and shows the level of confidence that the company has in their skills.

Think about levels of service such as a 24/7 call out for 365 days of the year if that is essential to your business operations.

Keep your system running efficiently – plan your maintenance

Don’t be afraid to sign up to a Maintenance contract it’s the best way to keep your equipment running efficiently and economically and keeping costs low. It’s also the easiest way to keep on the correct side of the air conditioning regulations. The best bit is that your maintenance company will remind you when services are due, giving you one less thing to worry about, so you can focus your efforts on your business.   

For more expert advice and a free survey contact us today on 0800 374217

It doesn’t have to be a particularly warm day weather-wise for a hospital to suffer uncomfortable indoor temperatures.  Often therapeutic equipment, computers and lighting can generate excess heat. Temperature control is vital for staff and patients.

Hospital patients, suffer most in hot conditions.  In extreme cases, patients can experience an increase in heart rate, this is especially true of the elderly.  In other areas of the hospital it is vital that critical medical equipment is not compromised by soaring temperatures.

Climate Control Solutions for Hospitals

Climate control in a healthcare setting is essential and even in Autumn, and Winter; Estates Managers are calling us here at Cool Services for advice and a fast response.  Our portable fans and air conditioning units are currently tackling overheating spaces and providing instant comfort, in rooms such as offices,  x-ray suites and wards full of patients. 

We can supply portable fans, air conditioning units and evaporative coolers from stock, at short notice, for long or short-term hire, to help restore comfortable temperature levels.

MJPL3940

Our most commonly used rental equipment includes the KY44B portable air conditioner which is being used in multiples in offices, stores, server rooms and hospital wards.  The equipment has been selected because it offers both cooling and dehumidification from one lightweight yet robust and quiet unit.   The units are modern in appearance and are unobtrusive.

The unit is suitable for continuous use with minimal maintenance, due to a self-evaporating condensate system.  The heat rejection hose is easy to vent out of the room through a window or into a suspended ceiling.

Essential benefits of a portable air conditioner

The features of the machine, which are listed below bring benefits to patient care, equipment stability and employee comfort:  

  • Fast and effective spot cooling
  • Quiet in operation
  • Easy ‘plug in and go’ operation
  • Fast and effective spot cooling
  • Portability and flexibility of use
  • Minimal maintenance.

Helping you get your hospital air quality under control

For hospitals across the Midlands, a hire solution from Cool Services located in Pensnett near to Birmingham is often the quickest and most flexible way to return temperatures to normal.  

Simon Wharton, Cool Services Hire Manager said “Maintaining an optimum temperature for patients is proven to contribute to recovery.  Keeping temperature under control for health workers and visitors contributes to wellbeing and cannot be underestimated.”

Cool Services has a wide range of air conditioning models and extensive stocks available. The DBS checked team can deliver and install reliable, sterilised air conditioning equipment on time, to meet exacting delivery instructions”.

Simon added “Our service includes portable heating units so we can also provide additional heating when temperatures fall. We are on call to support hospitals all year round with whichever units will return the indoor temperatures to normal.”

Cool Services Hire and Sales team can be contacted on 0800 9705656

It’s important to plan a maintenance regime for your air conditioning system because dust and worn parts can reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system and shorten the life of components.   

Breakdowns, emergency repairs and disruption to the operation of your air conditioning can be costly; planning regular maintenance visits can help to avoid many of these costs.

How often should I service my air conditioning system?

Ideally air conditioning equipment should be serviced twice each year. However, business critical and larger systems should be serviced every 3 months.

Planning a maintenance programme is vital to obtaining the equipment manufacturer’s additional warranty period.

What happens during an Air Conditioning Service visit?

If your engineer is qualified and experienced you can expect the at least a 12 point checklist of tasks to be undertaken during a service visit. Here are just a few of them and why they are important:

  • Clean and inspect air filters. – A restricted air filter can cause your air conditioning unit to waste energy and can shorten the life of the compressors.
  • Clean coils. Dirty condenser coils raise the refrigerant pressure to a higher level than needed, increasing your electricity bill.
  • Check electrical connections and measure the voltage. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation and reduce the life of major components.
  • Check for refrigerant leaks on flares and service valves.
  • Check controls and safety devices of the system to ensure proper and safe operation.
  • Take and record temperature and pressures. An accurate record of your equipment’s vital data can indicate potential problems.

Once the above checks have been completed, the engineer will write a system operation report and update the F-Gas logbooks.

A quick read through this list of checks and tests, helps to demonstrate how important a maintenance regime is for the longevity of your air conditioning system.

Why should I book a planned preventative maintenance programme?

Many businesses and organisations adopt a planned preventative maintenance schedule so that the maintenance visits can be booked into the company’s maintenance calendar in advance.  Visits can then be planned for the most convenient times to suit the organisation, such as during holidays for schools, shutdowns for factories and prior to the opening times for restaurants, offices, salons and surgeries.   

Cool Services’ administration team offer a reminder service, so you need never miss a maintenance visit.  

Always make sure that you choose a company that employs experienced and qualified technicians who will undertake all checks thoroughly and with care. Make sure you check out their industry accreditations too.

To read our blog on how to Choose an Air Conditioning company click here

Contact us today for further information and expert advice on 0800 374217. 

When specialist air conditioning contractor Cool Services of Shrewsbury rebranded their business after joining Yee Group, they decided that their website needed more than a refresh with the new corporate identity.


Founded in 1978, Cool Services is one of the largest installers of air conditioning in Shropshire and the West Country. They have been serving some of the region’s blue-chip companies for an incredible 43 years. Well established and with an excellent reputation for Air Conditioning installation and maintenance as well as hire of cooling and heating equipment; the company was keen to find a web developer that would bring a wealth of experience and innovation to their online presence.

The design agency Cocoonfxmedia of Birmingham won the tender for the project with a plan to increase traffic to the site and boost bookings for the hire division. Cocoonfxmedia’s James Blackman explained “an active strategy was developed to help Cool Services achieve their goals, ” he continued “the previous website wasn’t performing and fell way short as a professional showcase of Cool Service’s talents”.


Launched early this year, the site is already seeing great results. Cocoonfxmedia’s Search Engine Optimisation strategy is bringing in new visitors to the site and converting them to enquiries for all areas of the company’s business.

Simon Chapman Group Managing Director of Yee Group commented on the contract win “we knew of Cocoonfxmedia as we are both past presidents of the Chamber of Commerce,” he explained “that gave us a level of awareness of each other’s businesses. This was a great starting point and an obvious benefit of our membership of our Chamber of Commerce. What we built from that foundation, was a great creative and supportive relationship from the start.”

The team at Cocoonfxmedia made the website build a very painless process, and their on-going proactive approach makes for a dynamic website that is simply leagues ahead of where we expected to be at this stage. “


Glen Tapper Design Partner at Cocoonfxmedia commented, “It is always a pleasure to work with other chamber members and it’s great to see the Chamber working even through a pandemic, that is one of the advantages of technology. Running a project over Zoom has been a little different, but essentially the design process is exactly the same. Cool Services came to us with a good brief, that we could break down and start to understand what was required of us.” He continued, “There are extra considerations when you are working with an established site because you don’t want to lose any of the gains it has already made, instead we want to build on that foundation and give it the opportunity to be the best it can be. The result has been a solid success. Off the bat we saw improvements and the supporting SEO strategy is going from strength to strength.”

Air conditioning is used in buildings throughout the world to regulate the temperature of the air inside closed spaces. For many years, it has been most closely associated with tropical climates and warmer geographies, however, today, air conditioning is also a feature of most office spaces and indoor venues in the UK – where overheating is an issue, or a lack of opening windows means airflow is insufficient.

The advantages of air conditioning go well beyond the simple cooling of air.  Although this is important in the summer months when your facility is at risk of overheating due to the heat produced by computing power, other electrical devices and of course, people. So, here’s a run-down of why air conditioning can be useful for your facility or property.

Fixed Systems

The installation of fixed air conditioning systems in properties is usually motivated by temperature regulation. In office spaces, it keeps the temperature stable, keeps employees comfortable and helps them focus on the job at hand, and in regions that experience warmer weather, it’s a simple way to relax inside without feeling fatigued and uncomfortable in the heat.

There are several other benefits to installing a fixed air conditioning system. Any facility with a large number of people inside – be that a superstore or a large office space for example, will experience fluctuating temperatures, together with gases and other particles that contribute to poor-quality indoor air.  CO2 and moisture from people can quickly build up inside a building and air conditioning systems, as the name suggests, can help rid the air of such gases, odours, pollutants and uncomfortable humidity.

Locations

Temperature regulation is important in workplaces and building spaces where excess heat and poor air quality could adversely affect employees. There are many other locations where air conditioning is preferable – and contributes to productivity. We are regularly installing air conditioning systems in:

  • Schools and colleges
  • Offices
  • Restaurants and hotels
  • Healthcare settings
  • Public buildings
  • Factories and warehouses

We tend to find that temperature regulation is the key driver for many clients looking to install air conditioning, but the additional benefits of keeping indoor air quality high, are well known and are a bonus for any facility that welcomes the public and customers through their doors.

Portable Systems

In addition we offer a portable air conditioner service. For those facilities that would prefer not to have a permanent air conditioning installation, we offer a quick turnaround rental service. That means that if you’re experiencing an overload of heat, humidity or other pollutants in the air in your facility over a short-term period of time, we can bring in portable AC units to tackle the situation within a matter of hours.

Portable cooling equipment can form part of a business continuity plan and is essential in an emergency situation, where electronic equipment is at risk of overheating and causing catastrophic damage. In such a situation, portable air conditioning can save firms from business disruption and huge economic damage.

Finally, in a private home, residential or healthcare setting, air conditioning – either as a permanent fixture or as a temporary solution – can support good health. Elderly people and the sick are especially sensitive to temperature fluctuations and an air conditioning system can help them to feel more comfortable. 

Air conditioning is a reliable solution to airflow issues, temperature regulation, and the quality of the air you and your colleagues or customers breathe. Easily installed and offering a huge payout in benefits, air conditioning could be ideal in your organisation.

Contact us today for further information and advice on 0800 374217. 

When Cool Services needed to expand their finance team recently due to their continued success, it made perfect sense to employee an Accounts Apprentice.


An additional team member was required in Cool Services’ parent company Yee Group in Burton on Trent. Yee Group turned to EMA Training a private training provider based in Derby with an excellent reputation for high quality apprenticeships in Finance, Technology and Digital.


The specialist air conditioning company needed to expand their team because of their recent acquisition by Yee Group. “By recruiting and training an apprentice, we can develop the right person and enhance their skills while they contribute to the work of finance team”, said Group Managing Director Simon Chapman.

“We have always been a supporter of apprenticeships and usually employ trainee electricians to join our field engineering team” he continued “Like EMA Training; we believe that our trainees are most successful when they combine workplace mentoring with education and training. “

EMA Training helped Cool Services to fill their new role with a great young talent in Kyle Tizzard who had recently completed his AAT level 2 and was looking for an employer with whom to undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

“I deliberately chose to do an apprenticeship because I felt that the work experience combined with my qualifications would help give me an advantage later on in my career,” said Kyle, adding “the role available offered me a great opportunity to get genuine experience while studying for AAT level 3 plus the prospect of career progression if I was successful”.


Kyle is a great asset to Cool Services and to Yee Group and has quickly become an established team member. While working hard for the company he has: studied with EMA Training, passed his exams with flying colours, kept up to date with his CPD and built a professional portfolio. These achievements are incredible when you consider that Kyle has worked and studied remotely, with all the uncertainties brought about by the COVID lockdowns.

Simon Chapman summarised, “Everyone who works with Kyle has no doubt that he has the skills and drive to acheive his ambition of becoming a Chartered Accountant ”.

In typical British fashion, last year, when the nation was confined to their homes, the weather in May was scorching. Fast forward 12 months, and with the reopening of pubs, restaurants, and sporting events in an outdoor setting, of course, the weather has taken a distinct turn for the worse.

In fact, after an unseasonably dry April, Britain is set to be hit by storms and battered by rainfall this month, with temperatures “apparently” set to rise before conditions worsen and a cold snap descends upon us.

Not the best news for both businesses and homeowners who are looking to throw a whole host of festivities as the UK says goodbye to even more restrictions.

Fortunately, if you are worried about your guests or attendees feeling the chill at your planned event, there is a simple solution to your problem.

Event heating

Whether you are looking for heating solutions for an outdoor corporate day, a festival, or a wedding, event heating is exactly what you need to keep your guests comfortable, whatever the weather.

How to choose the right event heater for your next event

Before you rent a heater for your next outdoor event, you need to first consider the below factors:

Ambient temperature

You will have different heating needs depending on whether your event is in the day or the night. Furthermore, if your event is being held underneath a marquee where guests will be protected from the elements, you may not need as powerful a heater as if everyone were out in the open.

Although it can be difficult with unpredictable British weather, considering the average temperature during your event’s time frame can help you pick the right event heater.

Event heating is usually indirect, oil fired heating that delivers large volumes of clean, dry warm air.

Type of heater

There are several different types of portable heaters that are ideal for use outdoors and placed within a marquee. These include:

  • Indirect Oil Fired Heaters
  • Oil radiators
  • Electric fan heaters
  • Halogen Heaters
  • Infrared Heaters

If you want to use electric heaters, you need to check your site for electrical outlets and hire or purchase any extension cords that you may need. Remember that cords can be a tripping hazard, so you will need to plan where to place these accordingly. It’s a good idea to thoroughly warm up your marquee the day before the event and test out your heating system. The area should be warm before your event begins.

Safety features

The safety of your guests is a priority and choosing a supplier who is experienced in supplying heating for marquees and tents is really important.  Deploying portable heating to warm a large space, safely,  is no mean feat.  For example you must never use a direct-fired oil or gas heater because of the risk of fire. And if using a halogen or infra red heater always use with a fan to make the warm air flow around the space.   

If you would like help choosing the right heating for your next event or need general advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team on 0800 9705656.