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Getting The Right Restaurant Temperature For Your Customers

When it comes to food, temperature can make all the difference. In addition, getting the right restaurant temperature is essential to keep your customers satisfied. 

The Importance of Temperature

After all, no one likes to be served a stone cold, or slightly warm meal in their favourite restaurant, right? Equally a meal that is too hot risks burning your mouth and even stifling the taste. In fact, some researchers believe that heat impairs our ability to enjoy the flavour of food.

According to one study, for example, the perception of taste decreases when the temperature rises beyond 35C and when food is very hot, the burning sensation masks the sensation of taste. Another body of research found that heating or cooling certain parts of the tongue can actually create the illusion of certain tastes. Warming the front of the tongue, for example, can convey sweetness, whilst cooling the same area prompts a sour or salty taste. This highlights that the temperature of food can, in fact, alter the tastes we experience.

But it’s not just about the temperature of the food itself, if you want your guests to enjoy a pleasant, comfortable, and relaxing environment, it’s important that the room temperature is optimum. And we all know that a positive and enjoyable customer experience can be the difference between a customer coming back and recommending you to their friends, or not.

Air Conditioning For Restaurants

Wall Mounted Units

Wall mounted air conditioners are ideal for smaller restaurant spaces. A single unit can cool an average sized room. With a multi split system, you have the option to add up to five wall mounted units. This is useful for distributing cool air across a larger space.

If you are on a tight budget, wall mounted units are your ideal solution. They are the most cost-effective and versatile option. Available in different colours and sizes, they are easily be tailored to suit your requirements.

Ducted Units

Ducted air conditioners are ideal if you are looking for a more discreet air conditioning solution. They are ideal if you want to maintain the visual aesthetic of your restaurant space. The only visible element of this type of system are the small grilles in the wall or ceiling. These are available in different designs. Your dedicated installation engineer will recommend the most suitable option for you. You typically install ducted units in a false or suspended ceiling. They are usually slightly more expensive than wall mounted units.

Ceiling Cassette Units

Ceiling cassette units are a popular choice for commercial installations. These modern units are designed to be almost entirely hidden, with only the front panel visible. In addition, this type of unit features four-way air flow which is ideal for large restaurant spaces with multiple areas that need cooling.

Water Cooled units

Water cooled air conditioners are an alternative solution to traditional air cooled conditioners. These units require no external condenser or planning permission. Instead, engineers hide the condenser unit within the property in a concealed space such a a cupboard. As a result, water cooled air conditioners are suitable for restricted properties and Grade II listed buildings.

Talk To The Experts

As experts in air conditioning, we are fully equipped to help you find the perfect air conditioner for your restaurant. This will help you keep your customers happy, comfortable, and returning to your establishment time after time! Make sure that you keep your restaurant the right temperature, get in touch with us today!

An air conditioning system is the perfect way to keep your restaurant at a comfortable temperature, all year round. Of course, air conditioning also offers a whole host of other benefits to restaurant owners including health and food hygiene, as well as food odour, smoke, and fumes control.

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