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  1. Do Not Neglect Your Exhaust Hood Ductwork

    A properly function exhaust hood system is imperative to a high operating commercial kitchen space. The components that make up an exhaust hood system require maintenance and cleaning, but if you keep up with these items you can expect a long life span for the exhaust hood, fan, supply fan, and other parts of the system. Regular cleaning and twice a year extensive cleanings help prolong the life of exhaust hood systems by keeping the components clean and free from contaminants that can damage the components, cause them to work overtime, and other situations that could cause damage to the equipment. Unfortunately one part of the exhaust hood system that often gets neglected, since it is not a piece of heavy equipment, is the ductwork - but leaving the ductwork uncleaned and not maintained can be devastating.

     

    The ductwork of your exhaust hood system may not seem as important as the hoods or a fan, however the ductwork is the tunnel that exhausted and replaced air travels through. If the ductwork is damaged or is not cleaned regularly it could lead to severe problems with your exhaust hood system. If damage or build up becomes bad enough it can restrict the airway, and that can cause damage to all aspects of the exhaust hood system. If air is restricted the fans have to work harder to pull out air, causing excessive wear and tear on the components and could eventually lead to expensive repairs and catastrophic failures. An even more serious concern with buildup in unclean ductwork is grease buildup. An exhaust hood sys...

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  2. Keep Your Kitchen Cool With A Type II Condensate Hood
    Commercial kitchen spaces are prone to getting excessively hot due to the foods being cooked, the excessive amount of heat being produced through the kitchen equipment, and the amount of people crammed into cooking lines. It could be the dead of wint...

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  3. Save Money And Go Green With Direct Drive Make-Up Air
    Make-Up Air units are becoming requirements in all commercial kitchen spaces for their exhaust hood system. The exhaust hood system works by removing dirty air from inside the kitchen space, and expelling it outdoors. A make-up air unit then comes in...

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  4. Fundamentals Of Exhaust Fan Louvers
    Exhaust hood systems are essential to any commercial kitchen space to remove airborne particles that can contaminate kitchen surfaces as well as pollute the air quality of the kitchen. There are many components that come into play in your exhaust hoo...

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  5. 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 choo...

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