Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

Nowadays, we have a very high expectation of standards when it comes to restaurants and others making our food. We want our food to be professionally prepared without being able to question the hygiene of the kitchen making it. We also expect the dining room to be perfect. Not too hot, not too cold, fresh air, and some pretty ornaments to accompany us during our dining experience.

The big question though, is how restaurants and other catering businesses can acquire this. Commercial kitchen ventilation is the answer. There are multiple benefits to having a commercial kitchen ventilation installed in your business, and we’d like to share them with you.

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Benefits of Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

You might not immediately be convinced about the benefits of commercial kitchen ventilation and what that can bring, but it is an essential installation for any commercial catering business. Not only will your staff be pleased by this purchase, but you will benefit financially in the long run.

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One of the main benefits of having efficient ventilation for a commercial kitchen in place is that you can control the kitchen temperature and air quality. If you’ve ever stepped foot in a commercial kitchen, you’ll know that it can be quite an uncomfortable environment to be working in all day because it can be extremely hot and stuffy.

Cooking food produces a lot of smoke, steam and airborne particles which can also cause irritated eyes, skin or respiratory troubles. By using purpose built ventilation, you can remove all those factors in the air while also controlling the temperature in the kitchen area. Your staff will have a much nicer work environment and thus the quality of the food will also be higher.

Commercial kitchens can also create a lot of odours. We’re talking about grease smells, and food which give off a strong odour like fish for example. Using commercial kitchen ventilation means you’ll have a proper ventilation system which will prevent those odours from going into the dining room or other areas where your guests are. This greatly benefits the customer experience.

Using a proper ventilation can also save you a lot of maintenance costs in the long term. Usually, ventilation systems will be contaminated by grease, dust and other material in the kitchen air. Ventilation fans, ducts, hoods and other equipment will then need to be cleaned regularly, Using a commercial kitchen ventilation system with effective filtration in place can minimise the maintenance you’ll have in the future.

Don’t forget that having a fully working ventilation system in place is also part of the local legal requirements. According to health and safety regulations, you’re required to provide effective and suitable ventilation in every enclosed workplace. This has to be installed. Installing a ventilation system in your kitchen guarantees you that you’re following the health and safety regulations for food establishments such as restaurants, cafes, takeaways and caterers.

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Tips

There are different kinds of ventilation you can use, and each and every one of these try to to the best possible job. Here are a few tips as to what a good commercial kitchen ventilation looks like.

Tip 1 – Use a Demand Ventilation System

First of all, you’re going to want to use a demand ventilation system. This ensures that the ventilation system automatically senses the amount of heat, fumes and other elements that need to be extracted from the air. It will only run when it is needed which will save you
money by reducing the cost of operating it. Furthermore, a demand ventilation system is usually also more efficient as it will always be working at its highest level only when it’s required.

Tip 2 – Install High Efficiency Filters

You’re also going to want to install high-efficiency specialised filters. The high quality of these filters ensures that more airborne grease and other contaminants will be removed. In return, you’ll be reducing the frequency the commercial ventilation system needs cleaning.

Tip 3 – Use an Extended Hood

An extended hood can boost the efficiency and limit the intake of conditioned air within the kitchen. This influences the amount of energy needed and ensures there's no energy loss.

Tip 4 – Seal the Gaps

To prevent any additional air loss and to improve the ventilation efficiency, make sure the gaps behind cooking and ventilation equipment are completely sealed. You can try to do this yourself, but it’s better to let this be checked by a professional who is experienced in commercial kitchen ventilation as they have an eye for this kind of detail.

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Integrating HVAC and CKV Systems.

Anyone who wants the best possible commercial cooking environment, will need to integrate HVAC and CKV systems. These should be integrated as carefully as possible to ensure really efficient operation. A lot of people don’t know that both the efficiency and effectiveness of each system can be affected by the other, so you’ll need to balance these out. If you’re not sure where the line of balance is, you should hire an expert to do this for you as this can make a big difference.

Ask Fan Services Ltd if you need help

We help with all aspects of maintenance, supply, installation, repair and professional duct cleaning. We have the experience you and your business needs, and we’re trusted by our customers. Our professional engineers are exceptionally qualified in all aspects of Commercial Kitchen Extraction Systems. We can 100% promise you a service you will greatly appreciate.

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We help commercial kitchen establishments including:

Fast Food chains and independents
Limited companies and self employed
Sports Event providers
If you have had a bad experience with a different extractor fan company we will help – you can rely on us.

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Installing Ventilation in a Commercial Kitchen

Are you planning on purchasing new ventilation or are you designing / updating a ventilation system for your kitchen? Let us help you! We are specialists in repairing, installing and designing commercial extractor fan systems, while also providing maintenance and servicing for all commercial food places such as restaurants and cafes.

Fan Services Ltd is long established and based in London in the UK. We will get your kitchen up and running quickly if you are having any problems!  We provide services for City of London, Inner London and Outer London.

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We can help you by looking at what your needs are, and which solution would fit those needs best – as well as creating a system to fit any sized commercial kitchen. Once the design is ready, we can also install everything and provide maintenance and servicing. Of course, we’re also ready to repair things like your commercial kitchen fan if any issues arise.

Our Emergency Call Out Service is available 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. Don’t take any short cuts, we know exactly what we are doing – get in touch we’d love to help. You can also use our contact form – it’s quick and easy to fill out. Or you can email or call our office in London 0203 5391475 / mobile phone 0759 500 3000 to discuss your requirements. Contact us for free to see what we can provide for you.

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