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I Have a Kitchen Exhaust System…Isn’t That Enough?

Posted on: March 27, 2013

Kitchen exhaust hood systems are designed to maintain indoor air quality in your kitchen to maintain a clean and healthy environment for your staff. Commercial cooking generates a huge amount of grease, much of which ends up in the air. An exhaust hood system pulls the grease laden air out of the kitchen and moves it outside, replacing it with fresh air from outdoors.

What is a kitchen ventilation system composed of?

A complete kitchen ventilation system is comprised of two parts: the exhaust hood system and the replacement air system. The exhaust hood takes up the grease laden vapor and smoke from indoors while the replacement air system provides an equal amount of fresh air into the kitchen. Together the two systems form a comprehensive and balanced cycle of air movement that keeps the environment clean and healthy.

What is an exhaust hood system composed of?

A kitchen exhaust hood system is composed of three parts: the hood, the ductwork, and the exhaust fan, usually installed in the roof. The exhaust hood is the part of the ventilation system that actually pulls the greasy air out of the kitchen.

Is a ventilation / exhaust system enough?

For keeping the indoor environment in your kitchen safe and healthy, an exhaust hood system, while required, is not the only thing you need–it’s just a part of your overall kitchen fire suppression system! Kitchen fire suppression systems, including those from Piranha, Range Guard, and Kitchen Knight, are typically installed underneath the kitchen hood over every cooking appliance. Your kitchen fire suppression system is the single most important component of your kitchen hood system!

If you need kitchen fire suppression system in New Jersey, Delaware, or Philadelphia, call Confires today!

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