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  1. First Time Exhaust Hood Buying Tips

    Whether you are looking for an exhaust hood system for a small residential kitchen or a large commercial cooking space, the buying process can sometimes feel overwhelming and confusing. While the basic premise behind exhaust hoods is safety and cleanliness, the overall design of an exhaust hood system and the different components can throw any buyer into a downward spiral of questions and second guessing. Here are a few tips for every new buyer when it comes to purchasing an exhaust hood.

     

    When you are purchasing your hood the first thing you should ensure is that you are buying the right exhaust hood for the area where the hood will be installed. If you are purchasing a residential hood for a cooktop you want to make sure that the exhaust hood fits above the stove top and is wide enough to cover the cooking area. If it’s a larger commercial kitchen type space and you need to install make-up air fans and / or fire suppression systems you need to make sure that those accessories and the hood are able to fit in that area as well. Different kitchens will require different set ups, however you should be able to find the system that best fits your space with little ease. Take into account the lighting of the cooking space as well - many models of exhaust hoods will come with lightning built into the units if you need it, and there are also plenty of third party lightning options that can be installed after installation if necessary. Does your kitchen space already have ductwork? And if so - will it interfere with the in...

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  2. Keep Customers Warm This Holiday Season With Tempered Heated Make-Up Air Supply
    Running a restaurant or commercial kitchen space of any kind means that you almost definitely have a make-up air unit integrated into your hood exhaust system. The exhaust hood system keeps your cooking spaces clean by pulling in elements such as gre...

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  3. Upblast Exhaust Fans 101
    Replacing or installing new kitchen equipment can be confusing in many situations, and each application could require different appliances. Having a general knowledge of your equipment is not only smart ahead of the initial purchase, but also helps t...

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  4. Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems DOAS and AHRI 920 - What Does This Mean For Your Kitchen?
    As technology continues to advance forward exponentially, improvements in all aspects of commercial kitchen spaces are never ending. A new trend in commercial HVAC systems are Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems, or DOAS. What makes DOAS so unique are thei...

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  5. Exhaust Hoods For Residential Kitchens In Commercial Buildings
    Purchasing an exhaust hood system for a restaurant or specifically for a residential home is pretty straight forward - most manufacturers design the hoods and systems specifically for either commercial or residential. But what about odd situation whe...

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