Information Center — Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

Do You Need a Fan in the Kitchen?

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Exhaust Fans General Proper Ventilation The Home The Workplace

Do You Need a Fan in the Kitchen?   Some older homes may not have kitchen fans installed and even with new construction, most municipalities do not require exhaust fans as part of their residential building codes. While some homeowners have gotten away with using a window fan to blow smoke and odors out of their kitchen, installing kitchen exhaust fans should be a priority project for any property that does not already have one installed, or if the current fan doesn't do a good job clearing the air. 3 Benefits of Kitchen Exhaust Fan To Protect Your Home Cooking food, especially...

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Where Should A Kitchen Exhaust Fan Be Placed?

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Exhaust Fans General Proper Ventilation The Home The Workplace

Where Should A Kitchen Exhaust Fan Be Placed? The placement of kitchen exhaust fans can affect both the fan's performance and your home's air quality. An ineffective installation can cause several problems, including a rattling noise, poor air movement, and the dumping of contaminants into other parts of the home. You can improve the operation of a kitchen ducted exhaust fan by installing it in the right place according to the layout of your kitchen and your home. Best locations for kitchen exhaust fans There are different types of kitchen exhaust fans and ventilation systems that can be installed within kitchens...

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How Do You Vent A Kitchen Exhaust Fan?

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Exhaust Fans General Proper Ventilation The Home The Workplace

How Do You Vent A Kitchen Exhaust Fan?   Kitchen exhaust fans are critical for residential and commercial kitchens to remove heat, steam, smoke, and cooking odors. Consider the amount of built-up grease and food particles that would accumulate on appliances, walls, cabinets, and kitchen ceilings if these vapors were not quickly filtered and evacuated. The property owner has a number of choices for exhausting air from kitchens, including a kitchen ducted exhaust fan. Best Exhaust Fan Kitchen Choice The best choice to quickly and efficiently clear kitchen air is with an exhaust fan that is vented to the outdoors air...

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How Do You Duct a Kitchen Exhaust Fan?

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Exhaust Fans General Proper Ventilation The Workplace

How Do You Duct a Kitchen Exhaust Fan? There are two big goals to achieve where possible when thinking about kitchen exhaust venting and ducting: 1) use as short a distance as possible to the outside to maximize airflow out of the kitchen, and 2) keep the path straight as possible to reduce trapping or build-up of grease in the ducting. Most homes tend to vent directly to the side wall and outside, but some one-story homes tend to go straight up towards the roof and out, letting heat rise quickly. In more modern homes the stove and cooking area...

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Do You Need an Exhaust Fan in the Kitchen?

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Exhaust Fans General Industrial Proper Ventilation The Home

Do You Need an Exhaust Fan in the Kitchen?   When planning and building a commercial kitchen, it is extremely important to take into account the ventilation system. Not only does this affect your ability to get permits and pass inspections, failure to have one installed could mean having to go back later and put one in, which has the potential of creating delays and keeping you from opening your doors to patrons. Instead, it is always better to incorporate one from the very start. Here’s what you need to know about exhaust fan kitchen use and why it is so...

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