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  1. Severe Weather & Exhaust Hoods - How To Protect Your Ventilation and HVAC Equipment

    As the seasons continue to change, the weather ushers along all types of changes. The weather cools, then freezes - bringing snow, sleet, and other extreme weathers. Then as Spring approaches, the snow and the ice begin to melt, and the temperatures start to rise. And as the temperature rises, so does the frequency of abnormal and extreme weather conditions. Heavy rains, hurricanes, and tornadoes are common during the warmer months of the year, and bring with it the risk of damage to property, injury, or even loss of life. So how do we protect ourselves and our property - both residential and commercial - from these weather events?

    Rooftop and outdoor commercial equipment have a long list of advantages - easy to install and easy access for maintenance, greatly reduces interior noise, and frees up space in the building. There are however the downsides that come with exposure to the outdoor elements. Being exposed to the elements means your unit is exposed to all instances of rain, snow, and the overall humid climate - all of which can lead to corrosion of internal components and eventually causing degradation in efficiency and full breakdowns. Being outside in frigid temperatures put the units at risk for freezing and icing over. Most outdoor units have the ability to defrost themselves, however constant defrosting can lead to wear of the components and if the defrosting system breaks your system is at risk for freezing. And with storms, tornadoes and hurricanes come heavy winds which can pick up local debris and send it hurling towards the exterior of the buildin...

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  2. Why Your Restaurant Needs A Tempered Heated Make-Up Air Supply
    If you are running a restaurant or any type of commercial kitchen space you have a make up air unit for your exhaust system. The exhaust system’s job is to pull smoke, grease, and other debris in the kitchen air out of the building, and the mak...

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  3. The Importance of Tempered or Heated Makeup Air Units
    If you are in a colder region you may be required by local code to install a Tempered Makeup Air Unit in your restaurant or commercial space. The whole purpose of a makeup air unit is to push the exhaust air out of the restaurant, and replace it...

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  4. Upblast Exhaust Fans and Why You Need Them
    A key component in an exhaust hood system for any application is the upblast exhaust fan. The main purpose of the upblast exhaust fan is to pull out water vapor, fumes, odors, and warm air out from inside your building and moving it outside. Thi...

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  5. The Importance Of Air Ventilation Hood Systems
    Proper ventilation is crucial for any commercial kitchen operation and making sure you have the proper hood set up includes an efficient ventilation set up. Efficient ven ...

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