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  1. 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 make-up air system’s job is to pull clean air from outside back inside the kitchen, replacing the dirty kitchen air with clear, fresh air from outside. On top of replacing the air, make-up air systems also help to balance air pressure within the restaurant and help regular internal temperature and humidity. 

     

    While a make-up air unit is required, a tempered or heated make-up air unit is not. The purpose of the tempered or heated make-up air unit is to ‘pre-heat’ the outside air that is being pulled back into the restaurant. When the make-up air unit pulls the air from outside, it goes through a heating element that raises the air temperature before it hits the HVAC system. 

     

    Not only does pre-heating the air being put back into the restaurant increase the comfort of customers by keeping the internal temperatures of your restaurant warmer during the cold winter months, but it also has the added benefit of allowing your HVAC system run more efficiently. Tempered make-up air units help the HVAC system more efficiently heat large volumes of air, preventing the system from overworking while warming down the air as well and allowing the HVAC...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Type 1 VS Type 2 Hood Systems
    When shopping for a kitchen exhaust hood system you may be overwhelmed by all of the different options. Makeup Air, Condensate Hoods, Type 1, Type 2… all terms you will more than likely see when shopping for a system. While it all may seem lik...

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