The brief

The Weymouth Sailing Club clubhouse is a popular place to head to for a cold drink after a day on the water. The team at the club wanted to become more energy efficient, so they asked the Cool-Tec team to replace their old cooling system with more energy efficient cellar cooling equipment.

What did we do?

After our initial survey, we suggested we install an ambient cooler. Ambient coolers pull air from outside when temperatures are low, meaning that whenever it’s cold outside, you essentially cool your room for free. To make our solution even more energy efficient, we suggested insulating the cellar with energy insulation panels. Here’s how we did it.

Condensing unit for cellar cooler
Cellar cooler and ambient cooler

How we did it

Cool-Tec first called in the services of its cold room partner to assist with making the cellar at Weymouth Sailing Club as energy efficient as possible. The cooling room company lined the cellar with energy efficient insulated panels, then we switched the light bulbs to energy efficient LED lights to reduce heat output and electricity usage.

For the cooling unit, Cool-Tec installed the J&E Ambient Cooler alongside Marstair cellar cooling equipment. The J&E Ambient Cooler is designed to cut out when the temperature outside drops below 12 degrees. It then filters cool air into the cellar from outside instead.

Due to the coastal location of Weymouth Sailing Club, we had to think carefully about how we installed the outside unit. We positioned the unit inside the boathouse – high up and against an external weather louvre, which would ensure there was adequate air flow to the unit while protecting it from the elements.

To finish, we treated the coil on the condenser unit with a coastal coil protection product, which would reduce the rate of corrosion caused by the salt air. We then agreed on-going maintenance with Weymouth Sailing Club to ensure their cellar cooling equipment continues to operate as efficiently as possible.

Cool-Tec deliver top cooling equipment services

Whether you run a clubhouse in need of a cellar cooling unit, or a pub or restaurant in need of a freezer room unit, Cool-Tec are experts in all areas of commercial and residential cooling.

Our team consists of qualified refrigeration and cooling technicians who pride themselves on delivering a professional service. From designing through to installation, Cool-Tec provide an end to end service that you can rely on. Give us a call on 0800 0189 941 to discuss your requirements with the team.