Launching. Assessment. Service
At last, lockdown is getting over! Café and restaurants are launching, inviting their customers to enjoy their cuisine and atmosphere. At last, your kitchen will be full of life and a pleasant rush. And, at last, its equipment will be busy with cooking, frying, baking, brewing coffee. But are you sure your equipment performance is as good as it was before lockdown? That is why proper assessment and servicing is recommended.
Assess and service your coffee machine equipment
Therefore, we recommend you undertake professional coffee machine maintenance prior to launching your café or restaurant. We will assess its overall condition and descale it carefully.
Thus, you can be sure your coffee machine will successfully endure the heaviest coffee order flow. Moreover, you can be sure no scales and build-ups will spoil the flavour of the coffee you brew. In other words, your customers will enjoy the beverages you serve and stay loyal to your café or restaurant as much as before. Of course, if your barista is still skilled and great.
Assess and service your cooking equipment
Common after-lockdown issues
Based on the call-outs we’ve got for after-lockdown servicing, we made a list of common issues the owners experience with their cooking appliances:
So, contact us if you want to arrange a proper assessment, repairing, or servicing for your coffee machine and cooking equipment.
How to choose a commercial EV charging station
1. Who will be its end users?
Here, you get a vision of what unit you need both regarding the AC/DC type and its power output. To be more specific, you need to have a clear idea about two things:
For your employees
First, if you purchase an EV charger for your personnel, you will unlikely need any rapid DC facilities. In other words, even an AC unit of 7 kWh may be enough to top up their batteries during their working hours. However, if the electric fleet is a large-battery one, you’d better turn your head to more powerful EV charging points.
For your customers
Second, if you purchase an EV charger to attract more customers, you still don’t need a DC unit. However, a 7-kWh station may be too weak to satisfy the needs of your customers. For example, if you own a café near a highway, the average time the customer spends at your place may be only half an hour. Thus, a 7-kWh appliance can’t prepare their EVs for further trips. Yes, sometimes you can request a charge point service and upgrade your existing device. But this can be done not with any unit.
For the EV charging business
Third, if you open an EV charging business, you need to have a clear idea of what your targeted audience is. For example, if you target the owners of middle-powered cars, you may consider 11 or 22-kWh AC units. In contrast, if you also target the owners of more powerful vehicles such as Tesla or Porshe Taycan, you may need a DC station.
2. How many electric vehicles do you plan to charge simultaneously?
However, this question goes even further and touches your company policy. For example, you can install one 2-cable unit of 11-kWh and schedule your employee charging session. Or, if you plan to use the station as a free EV charging facility for your customers, you may deem it appropriate to cover only 30-50% of their EV charging needs.
3. What is your budget?
Definitely, a budget not only matters but may affect the answer you give to the previous question. Moreover, knowing the budget, you can answer the following questions:
Instead of conclusion
Now, it comes to other things to consider. In other words, it is about some must-have features of a commercial EV charger. We recommend you to choose stations with:
Guide: How to choose a second-hand electric car
However, in contrast to a brand-new auto, a used one may hide some pitfalls. Therefore, in this post, we highlight things to pay attention to when choosing a second-hand EV.
Common things to consider
Some of the pitfalls may be typical for both petrol and electric cars. Therefore, you need to do your due diligence regarding the following aspects:
In addition, there are aspects that are specific for the electric car, such as battery health and mileage interpretation.
The battery is one of the most frequent issues with electric vehicles. To clarify, over time, an EV battery degrades and loses its capacity. In other words, over time, an EV gets shorter in its range. Even if you install new electric car charging points, they don’t improve the performance of an old battery.
On average, the annual battery degradation rate is around 2-3 percent. However, there are other factors that affect the battery condition:
Though for electric cars, the mileage is not as crucial as for petrol ones, it still matters. To clarify, it may correlate to some extent with battery SOH. For example, evidently, driving 100,000 miles requires at least five times more charge cycles than driving only 20,000 miles. However, too low mileage speaks about insufficient car charging, which also doesn’t do its battery any good. Thus, we recommend avoiding vehicles with too low or too high annual mileage.
Why it is important to clean your air con
Your air conditioner is designed to cool your indoor air, keeping it fresh and healthy. But when the unit gets dirty, its ability to perform this becomes greatly reduced.
To be specific, there are, at least, two major reasons why it is necessary to clean your cooling system regularly:
The indoor air contains more dust than the outdoor one. Moreover, a unit with dirt or mold build-ups blows particles of these build-ups in as well. Thus, you get even more dust on your lungs, which negatively affects your health.
Removing dust from the system and sanitizing it, you ruin this ground.
Efficiency at its best
Air con efficiency is its ability to provide comfort balanced with the cost to reach this target. In other words, this is about how well the unit performs and how much energy it consumes.
Evaporator and condenser coils with dirt build-ups are one of the main causes of poor performance. First, the dirt on the evaporator coil reduces its power to absorb the heat from the air. Second, dirt on the condenser coil decreases its power to transfer heat outside.
So, cleaning evaporator and condenser coils enables to maintain both indoor and outdoor unit performances at their best level even on the most scorching days.
There are two ways for a cooling system to achieve the required indoor temperature. First, work at its best performance and, thus, take a minimal time. Or, if failing to reach a good performance, work harder and longer and, thus, still get the temperature down.
As an uncleaned unit has lower performance, it has to work longer. That is to say, it consumes more energy to cool your room. As a result, you have higher energy bills to pay. Therefore, regular air con cleaning helps you avoid excessive energy consumption and, thus, save money on your energy bills.
Why people choose us for luxury brand services
London Engineers Company has been providing its services from 2014 and about 5 out of those years we have been providing luxury equipment services. The first luxury brand we started working with is La Cornue. It is a French brand that designs and manufactures very cosy and sophisticated kitchen ovens. Becoming professionals in dealing with that brand, we decided to expand our brand range and started our research.
Sub Zero brand
This brand is one of those, which required us to spend the biggest amount of time for the research. Gaggenau ovens are not only luxurious products, they are also very modern and computerised.
AGA cookers are also very popular among those who like cooking and great kitchen design. We were very surprised when discovered how easy AGA appliances are made. That helps us to reduce the service time and consequently deal with more appliances of other customers.
How to get the service
We provide service in any part of London and cover cities all around it. Even if you are far away we can try to organise an engineer’s visit for you. Our engineers are very professional and multi-skilled, therefore the appliances above are not the only ones we can deal with. Anyway, if you need help please feel free to contacts us by +44 203 603 7172.
LE Company team