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The Facts About Long-Cycle Hoods vs. Short-Cycle Hoods

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If you’re shopping for an exhaust hood with a make-up air system, then you’re going to have a lot of choices to make. At Hoodmart, we are here to answer your questions and give you honest advice about your best options. One of the most frequently asked questions we get from first-time buyers is about the advantages of long-cycle hoods vs. short-cycle hoods. We don’t like to see consumers paying for things they don’t need, which is why we’re here to provide you with the truth about these options.

They are not all created equal

If you choose a long cycle hood with a PSP system you should expect to pay more for the equipment in the first place, pay more to have it installed, and continue to pay higher utility bills. This system works by blowing air directly on your staff, which means they keep cooks hot in the summer and cold in the winter. There are ways around this, such as a huge roof top make-up air furnace but this is extremely expensive.

There is a better option: Short cycle exhaust hoods

At Hoodmart, we offer short cycle exhaust hoods. You may see them referred to sometimes as Type 1 Hoods as well. They are very energy efficient and have better exhaust flow rates. As a result, you get excellent capture and ventilation.
Using a short cycle exhaust hood doesn’t require the purchase of an expensive tempered unit, which means you have lower costs upfront. It’s also much easier to install, which saves you money on professional installation. Finally, it will bring you lower utility bills because you won’t have to run a tempered make-up air unit like you would with a long-cycle hood. Finally, they don’t blow air right on your staff – which means everyone stays more comfortable. 

Let us help you find the exact exhaust hood that will work for your needs

Many of our clients need unique styles of hoods. That’s one of the reasons that Hoodmart designs and manufactures custom hoods for any kitchen application you can imagine. This includes pizza oven hoods, short cycle and back return hoods, ventless hoods, long cycle perforated supply plenum style hoods, concession hoods, and even hoods for food trucks.

Do you need a hood today? Call us right away and let us know what your needs are. We’ll get a hood designed and sent to you faster than you think.

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