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  1. What Size Exhaust Fan Does Your Kitchen Need?

    There comes a time in every restaurant kitchen’s life - whether it’s the initial build out, a planned kitchen upgrade, or an emergency equipment upgrade - where a new restaurant exhaust fan will need to be installed. Whenever you are choosing a new exhaust system it is always important to know how to choose the correct sized exhaust fan for your specific kitchen application. If the exhaust system is too small then it may not properly filter the air and could leave behind grease, dust, smoke, and other airborne particles. If your exhaust system is too large the system may pull too much power then is required and could cause a power drain on other kitchen appliances and resources in the kitchen. Here is what you need to know when choosing the correct exhaust hood size.

     

    1) CFM - Cubic Feet per Minute

     

    CFM is the amount of air that an exhaust fan pulls out from the kitchen space. If the CFM is too weak then the exhaust system may not be strong enough to exhaust out grease, moisture, heat, and other airborne contaminants out of the kitchen space. When the CFM is too strong is can cause negative pressure and drafts throughout the kitchen space.

     

    2) Size & Location

     

    The first component of any exhaust system is the exhaust hood itself, so knowing the proper size and location of your exhaust hood is crucial. Find where the exhaust hood needs to be installed over your kitchen equipment, a...

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  2. How Often Should You Be Cleaning Your Kitchen Exhaust Hood & Ventilation System?
    Running any restaurant kitchen operation requires keeping up with industry regulatory codes. These codes are put in place to help provide a standardized safety guideline for restaurants to operate on to ensure the safety of the kitchen staff and the ...

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  3. The Importance Of Regular Maintenance For Your Exhaust Hood System
    Operating a commercial / restaurant kitchen is reliant heavily on a functioning exhaust hood system. The exhaust hood system is not only your first line of defense against a kitchen grease fire, but it also proactively pulls grease, dirt, and other a...

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  4. Step-By-Step Guide For Professional Exhaust Hood Cleaning
    Regular maintenance and cleaning of your exhaust hood system is something that most kitchen staff can handle on a semi-regular basis. If you keep up with daily clean ups, and a decent deeper clean every week or so, your kitchen and your exhaust hood ...

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  5. 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 pu...

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