Benefits of an Exhaust Hood System

Commercial exhaust hood systems are imperative to a properly running kitchen area. Hood systems are designed as a filtration system to remove grease, smoke, and other particles from your restaurant’s air supply. Removing grease and other particles also helps keep the kitchen clean and greatly reduces the risk of slip injuries in the kitchen area as well as grease fires. Below are a number of other benefits to commercial exhaust hood systems.

1. Air Quality

As stated above, the most important job of the exhaust hood system is to maintain quality air supply. This is done by filtering out and removing air pollutants such as smoke, grease, and steam that are expelled during cooking.

2. Excess Heat

Since the exhaust hood system uses a ventilation set up to pull out old air and replace it with fresh air, if balanced properly during install it will keep the air conditioning in summer and the heat in winter from being exhausted out.

3. Kitchen Staff Well Being

Since the exhaust hood system is removing airborne particles such as grease laden air this helps prevent kitchen staff from treating in potentially harmful air pollutants, and helps avoid grease and other buildups which can pose risks such as grease fires.

4. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Cooking and kitchen equipment both expel carbon monoxide. Without a proper exhaust hood system to pull out the polluted air you put your kitchen staff at risk of carbon monoxide inhalation. Short term carbon monoxide inhalation may only cause difficulty breathing and irritation, however long-term exposure to inhaling carbon monoxide can be potentially fatal.

HoodMart provides our customers with a wide range of exhaust hood systems - from Compensating (Short Cycle) to Perforated Supply Plenum PSP - as well as all exhaust hood accessories such as no weld Grease Duct, hood filters, canopy hood lights, and curbs. If you still have questions regarding the purchase of your hood system, please feel free to contact one of our experts today by calling us at 1.800.715.1014 or by contacting us through our live chat system.