Commercial Air Conditioning Installation

Restaurant Air Conditioning Installation

Read this quick and easy guide to restaurant air conditioning to understand your restaurant air con options or

Restaurant AC

Discover all there is to know about getting air conditioning for your restaurant on this page

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Why get A restaurant air conditioner?

Our four favourite reasons


The ultimate dining experience

Setting the ideal climate in your restaurant sets you apart from the competition. Make customers comfortable whatever the weather to ensure they return.

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Starts with clean air

The air in your entire restaurant conditioned into clean, fresh air no matter how polluted your area is. A life-saving difference for people with respiratory conditions.


Get caught red handed

We provide commercial kitchen air conditioning and ventilation. Legally, every commercial kitchen has to adhere to extraction regulations. Read more here.

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Hundreds on energy bills

Air conditioning saves at least £350* per winter compared to boilers. Over years you can save more than air conditioning installation costs. Plus, VAT is 15% less.

Life With Restaurant Air Con

Go the extra mile

The Hot Spot

Become the host with the most and stand out from the crowd by putting your customers comfort first. In the Just Eat age your business needs every edge it can get.

By installing commercial air conditioning in your restaurant, hotel, bar or other hospitality business, you ensure an environment your customers won’t want to leave. On the hottest day of the year, customers will stay in your bar all day. On the coldest day of the year, your guests can take off their jackets and enjoy food in warmth and comfort.

Imagine it’s your restaurants opening weekend, in the height of summer, and a large party from America are visiting the country on holiday. On arrival, they drop their bags off at their hotel and go for the meal they’ve been waiting for. They hurry to find the manager, asking to be upgrading to a table closer to air conditioning. Unfortunately, there are no such tables, so the annoyed Americans settle in for an uncomfortable meal, each leaving a scathing review online. If only you had the air con customers now expect.

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We can also install commercial kitchen air conditioning and restaurant ventilation.

Choosing your air con units

The vast number of restaurant air conditioning systems to choose from makes it difficult to pick one. Here’s what to look out for:


All air conditioning units can cool your space, but some will do so more efficiently than others.


Again all air con systems can ventilate your space, but some are better suited to certain room layouts.


All new air conditioning units can heat your space. Every system we install has complete climate control.


Some units come with special features and additional functions, such as near silent operation.


The shape, colour and material of the unit can be integrated with your restaurant's unique design.


Room size needs matching to power output. Units are mostly wall-mounted, some are on the ceiling or floor.

popular aircon designs

From a range of over 380 daikin units


We are one of the few restaurant air conditioning installers in the UK to offer this new breed of air-con. These ducted systems can be installed above restaurants by utilising unused loft space. The vents can be very small and embedded in the ceiling, so are the best choice if you do not want a visible unit. Eazyzone is the most cost-effective way to get air conditioning for the whole restaurant.

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How many rooms?

We can fit as many as you require

1 unit "split system"

If you only want air conditioning installed in one room.

2+ unit "multi-split system"

Heat or cool multiple areas of your restaurant with one outdoor unit.

How Does AC Work?

Air conditioning (also called aircon or AC) is made to cool, heat and filter air.  To do this, it extracts air using fans into the indoor “evaporator” unit, where it passes through the filter of the unit, such as a Titanium Apatite Deodorising Air Purification filter (approved by the National Asthma Council). These filters trap most airborne particulates and decompose odours while absorbing and deactivating bacteria, making them perfect for turning stale air into fresh air.

After the air has been filtered, it circulates around coil structures that are heated or refrigerated based on the temperature in the room compared to your desired warmth. This works because the coils pump mixtures of special gasses that turn to and from liquid in order to transfer heat from the indoor unit to the outdoor unit. It is a common misconception that air conditioning takes air in from an outdoor unit and exchanges it through the buildings indoor units. Actually, it is a far more complex process whereby the indoor unit acts as the mouth and lungs of the room, with the outdoor unit acting as a brain that ensures each connected indoor unit is at the proper temperature.

All of this is controlled simply through a wall-mounted thermostat or the Daikin app, which allows remote control from your phone, tablet, car & more.

Confused? Our experts can guide you through the process and help you choose the right system for your restaurant

The Condenser Unit

The outdoor counterpart to your stylish interior device works with your evaporators to keep each room at the ideal temperature. The large fans in these machines quietly ventilate excess heat and cold from the intricate system of liquid and gas filled coils within, maximising efficiency. The power capability, features and more need to be matched with your interior units, so most customers leave selecting the condenser up to our qualified engineers. 

Our experts select the condenser unit suiting your restaurant air conditioning needs, so you get to pick how many units you want and where plus the style. You can find out more about different condenser units by using the button below or contact us today and our experts will do the hard work for you.

Restaurant air con running cost

Compared to a standard boiler

On all standard models of commercial air conditioning, the energy efficiency ratio is 1:5, meaning you gain 400% extra energy for every kilowatt you put in.

On a conventional boiler the energy efficiency ratio is 1:0.93, meaning you lose 7% energy for every kilowatt you put in.

7% may not sound like a lot, but if you like to have your heating on during the colder months, it adds up to a lot. In 24 hours your boiler produces around 175 kW (kilowatts) of energy but uses 190 kW to create that heat, meaning you’re paying for an extra 15 kW of wasted energy every day.

The average cost of 1 kilowatt hour in the UK is 16p, so a boiler wastes £3.84 per day compared to air conditioning your restaurant.

So see how much you could save, and what you could get with that money, by installing restaurant air conditioning:

one week

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Saved per week
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One month

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3 Months (winter)

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*Saved per winter
(top quality office chair)

Ten winters

Saved per decade
(basic interior redesign)

Cost of running restaurant air con

Compared to a standard desktop computer

The cost of running air conditioning depends on your system, because each is unique. However we can estimate these costs based on our experience in the industry. To make it even easier to understand, we have compared the cost of air conditioning various room sizes to the cost of running .

For the same price of running 1 desktop computer, you could run air con in a small room:

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Medium room AC

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It's a breeze


We have tried to provide all the information you might need on this website. Have a look and get some ideas.


When you know what you want, get in touch by calling 0800 088 6392 or using the contact form below


Our friendly experts will listen to your wants and needs, then arrange a visit to conduct a free site survey


We get the materials ready and install the system at a time convenient to you, showing you how it works


Sit back, relax and breath easy with your new air conditioning system. We give you the first service for free

Because air con is so energy efficient, the government only charges 5% VAT instead of 20%, saving £15 for every £100 spent


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Restaurant Air Conditioning FAQ

Restaurant air conditioning does the heavy lifting to keep your restaurant a cool and calm environment. The preferable temperatures and well-circulated air that will be permeating the premises will be noticed and enjoyed by customers and employees alike. This serves to maintain the professional and considerate image that has people coming back over and over again. As well as this, by having air conditioning it will deter any unwanted pests too which will help to further bolster the overall image and people’s perception of the business. When combined with an air curtain from our partner company, Direct Air Curtains then you are really getting the cool and breezy results you desire.

There may be differences in size or specific function or feature between the different models of air conditioning unit that could make one more preferable than the rest for air conditioning for restaurants. However, another factor that will dictate which specific air conditioning unit you require will also be the size of the room it is being installed in. If it is a large room then you may actually require more than one unit in order to get the best results. Regardless of all of these factors, the best air conditioning brand you can choose is Daikin, which is why we install them. Find out more about Daikin and which unit will be able to keep you, your employees and customers happy and accommodated for.

We cannot give an exact price for how much air conditioning for restaurants will cost. There are multiple factors that will dictate changes in price for air conditioning installation. One of these factors will depend on the exact unit it is that you have installed, different units will have different features and capabilities which does mean that they will each have different prices too. Another factor is the size of the room, if it is a big room then you may require more than one air conditioning unit and this will increase the cost as well. Despite these considerations, one thing that is set in stone is our tailored quotes for restaurant air conditioning installation, this way you can rest easy knowing you will only ever pay for exactly what you get, and nothing more!

Still confused? Our experts can guide you through the process and help you choose the right system for your restaurant

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