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The best air conditioning solutions for restaurants and cafes

August 19, 2022

In a post-pandemic world, many people are naturally going to be a little cautious when it comes to eating out. People's biggest concerns will be eating indoors, especially during the colder months. However, there’s lots that restaurant and café owners can do to reassure customers and keep them, and staff, safe and healthy.

Get a free survey of your air conditioning and ventilation

The simplest way to fully understand the effectiveness and quality of your indoor air conditioning system is to contact a qualified air conditioning engineer.  At Loop, our engineers can carry out a free survey that will include calculating the indoor space; size of room, seating locations, ceiling height, natural ventilation etc.

We can then assess whether the current system is sufficient for the space, providing the correct levels of directional air to the right places, using the safest refrigerants and confirm whether the system has any antibacterial features.

What are the options if you need to replace restaurant air conditioning?

If you do need to upgrade your restaurant or café air conditioning system, be assured that there are lots of options available and this won’t necessarily require any major works e.g. no replacement pipework.

The latest air conditioning technology not only provides clean, fresh air, it also reduces energy bills because they are highly efficient. Many systems connect to Smart technology, so you can control your restaurant air conditioning remotely, as well as the standard wired controls.

The latest restaurant air conditioning technology also includes special filters that will eliminate odours and bacteria, including Coronavirus – an important message to tell your customers!

So, to the options. You air conditioning engineer will ensure that your customers can dine in total comfort – no nasty drafts and the reassurance of fresh, filtered air.

Ceiling cassettes for restaurant air conditioning

Ceiling cassettes are designed to deliver air in 4 directions. 4-way ceiling cassettes can be totally flush with the ceiling and come in a range of designs and colours to blend into your restaurant interior.

A packaged system, which includes the outdoor unit and indoor ceiling cassettes, contain the latest and most environmentally friendly refrigerant. They are quiet and highly efficiency. What’s more, they are easy to install, particularly if you have pipework already in place.

Ducted air conditioning for restaurants

If you want to enjoy all of the benefits of new air conditioning technology without breaking up the look of your interior design, you might want to opt for concealed (or hidden) heating, cooling and ventilation.

You can choose to deliver fresh air through ceiling, wall or even floor grilles, and they can be finished to match your restaurant interior.  These types of systems are ideal if you have a suspended ceiling, and again, they are easy to upgrade if required.

Wall-mounted air conditioning units for cafes and restaurants

If you’re worried about having large bulky units sitting on the wall of your café or restaurant then think again!  Modern air conditioning units come in a wide range of colours, styles, sizes – all delivering the highest levels of air quality.

Your air conditioning engineer will ensure that your air conditioning unit is positioned so that air flow travels across and through your restaurant, providing the perfect ambience for your customers.

Again, all of these systems come with the latest eco-friendly refrigerant, Smart control technology, anti-bacterial filters and low running costs.

For full guidance and support by our expert engineers, please contact Loop in the first instance.  We can survey your restaurant or café, provide you with expert and advice and free quotations.  We look forward to hearing from you!