The History of Refrigeration

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In the olden days, refrigeration was achieved by natural means – such as the use of ice or evaporative cooling.

The Greeks and the Romans dug large snow pits insulated with grass, chaff, or branches of trees as cold storage. This was primarily to cool beverages

The Egyptians cooled water by putting boiling water in shallow earthen jars and placing them on the roofs of their houses at night.

Slaves would moisten the outside of the jars and the resulting evaporation would cool the water.

Professor William Cullen of the University of Edinburgh demonstrated modern refrigeration in 1755 by placing some water in thermal contact with ether under a receiver of a vacuum pump.


ADK Kooling’s domestic refrigeration team provide a fast and reliable service for your domestic needs. We work very closely with major manufacters and offer our breakdown services in the event of a fridge problem that is covered under warranty. We also offer an out of warranty service at a fixed One-off Service Rate (plus cost of parts) to all known manufacturers and with full access to spares parts.

Our well trained team of engineers can carry out your refrigeration repair whether it is a:

Replacement Door – Interior Light Not Working – Faulty Thermostats
Faulty Fan Motors – Faulty ice makers – Faulty water dispenser
Door reversals – Not Cooling and many more…

Book a London based fridge engineer today and benefit from:

  • All repairs guaranteed
  • Fixed price repairs with no hidden parts or labour costs
  • Official manufacturer engineers

Our refrigeration service engineers covers all London Postcodes & the surrounding M25 counties.

To find out more, or to request an engineer visit you can call our team of specialists on 0208 8318900 or email us.


Our highly skilled and experienced refrigeration engineers can get your commercial refrigeration equipment running efficiently. Our engineers are familiar with all makes and models of commercial refrigeration. We provide regular planned maintenance checks as well as reactive commercial refrigeration repairs. Our commercial refrigeration services include:

  • Bottle Cooler repair
  • Cold room repair / coldroom installation
  • Freezer room repair / freezer room installation
  • Under counter fridge / freezer repair
  • Upright fridge / freezer repair
  • Blast chiller repair
  • Wine cooler repair
  • Ice machine repair
  • Cellar cooling repair / cellar cooling installation
  • Display Chiller repair / blast chiller installation

We provide an emergency response service throughout the year in the event that refrigeration units break down, even during weekends and public holidays. Our engineers cover London, the South East and the Southern Counties.

Do you have a project that needs quoting? We can take care of your refrigeration installation (e.g. Coldroom , Cellar Cooler or Blast Chiller) from design to project management until completion. All our installations come with parts & labour warranty and as an added bonus we provide the after service so we can maintain and deal with reactive breakdowns. Call us today for a FREE of charge site survey & quotation.

To find out more, or to request an engineer visit you can call our team of specialists on 0208 8318900 or email us.