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  1. The Importance Of Makeup Air Units In Your Exhaust Hood System

    Any and all commercial kitchen spaces will be required to have an exhaust hood system. These exhaust systems are designed to remove contaminated air from inside the kitchen and exhaust it to outside of the building. Exhaust hood systems do this by pulling and trapping dirty air, including odors, heat, smoke, grease, and other grime, and then filtering the air before pushing the rest of it out of the kitchen. Because you are removing air from inside the kitchen you need to replace that dirty air with clean air from outside. This task is done through what is called a makeup air unit, and this unit essentially takes clean air from outside and pushes it back into the kitchen space to replace the dirty air that has been removed. But the real benefits of makeup air units are often overlooked. Here are few other ways that makeup air units can help your kitchen.

     

    1. Makeup air units help the overall airflow in the kitchen space, and help remove strong and / or unpleasant odors from the air before they ever have a chance to make their way to where your customers may be dining.

     

    2. When the exhaust system removes the dirty air, that air must be replaced with the same amount of clean air otherwise you could run into additional issues such as drafting and pressure issues with doors, irritating whining noises, and more. These issues are due to what is referred to as negative air pressure that is causing all air to try and escape through any type of opening - be it windows, doors, or eve...

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  2. Exhaust Hood Not Working? Here's What To Do Next.
    No matter how much maintenance and cleaning you do for your exhaust hood and other kitchen equipment, sometimes it’s just not your day and something seems to go wrong. It could be half way through the lunch rush and the exhaust hood stops worki...

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  3. The Benefits Of A Rooftop Grease Containment System
    The majority of commercial properties put commercial equipment on the roof of the buildings. If you've ever seen a commercial rooftop you have most likely seen several different appliances, such as AC systems and communication equipment. Commer...

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  4. 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 ...

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  5. 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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