Restaurants, bars, clubs and similar establishments have unique needs that set them apart from other types of industries. While improving airflow and improving air quality are of prime importance, there is another aspect that must be considered as well: comfort. The Importance of Comfort Given the nature of restaurants, the comfort of its patrons is extremely important to its overall success. In addition, the staff's w... Read More!
Restaurants, bars, clubs and similar establishments have unique needs that set them apart from other types of industries. While improving airflow and improving air quality are of prime importance, there is another aspect that must be considered as well: comfort.
The Importance of Comfort
Given the nature of restaurants, the comfort of its patrons is extremely important to its overall success. In addition, the staff's well-being and comfort also must be taken into consideration. For example, in an environment that is too hot, staff productivity can drop significantly enough so that customer service is affected.
Types of Fans for Restaurant
Because every restaurant is different -- which makes their needs unique -- and housed in a number of different types of settings, there are numerous kinds of fans that could be ideal. These include the types outlined below:
Air curtains are devices powered by fans that are often installed over doorways. Their purpose is to effectively separate two different areas without impeding the ability of people to access either one. Designed to save energy and able to reduce the costs of heating and cooling by up to 80 percent, air curtains protect the climate of the room it's installed in, increases the comfort of those inside, reduces incidences of pests and insects and limits smells, airborne pollution, drafts and more.
Increasing the circulation of air within a restaurant is necessary to ensure the comfort of those who work there as well as its customers. With the addition of wall mounted circulation fans, the air is circulated on a regular basis so that it does not become stale. Because this occurs in a smooth manner, there are no drafts or discomfort to the patrons.
- Exhaust Fans
Exhaust fans are a must in any restaurant kitchen or any other cooking areas. Improving the ventilation, removing steam, and cooking odors of the area is a primary reason for their installation as dispersing warm or even hot air out of the kitchen provides many benefits. Another benefit to exhaust fans are; increased comfort of the staff and the dissipation of humidity that can encourage mold, mildew and shorten the lifespan of food. Additionally, roof exhaust fans can help keep odors to a minimum. Depending on the application and the restaurant's needs, there are downblast centrifugal roof exhaust fans which send the exuaust air down around a bell and onto the roof, and upblast centrifugal roof exhaust fans that eject the exhaust air up into the atmosphere.
- Roof Supply Fans
Roof supply fans such as a hooded roof supply or a filtered roof supply (which filter out contaminated particulates) are used to replace the fresh air inside the kitchen or another area of the restaurant. Without using this type of fan, the current air in the room wouldn't be replaced quickly enough leading to staleness, contamination and/or a build-up of humidity.
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