Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Tips

Nowadays, we all have a very high expectation of standards when it comes to restaurant dining and others cooking 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 or close to it. Not too hot, not too cold, fresh air, and some pretty ornaments to accompany the surroundings during our dining experience.

The big question though, is how restaurants and other catering businesses can meet all of these requirements. Commercial kitchen ventilation is the answer. There are multiple benefits to having a commercial kitchen ventilation installed in your commercial kitchen, and we’d like to share them and some tips with you.

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Benefits of Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

You might not immediately be convinced about the immediate benefits of commercial kitchen ventilation and what they can bring. However, it is an essential installation for every commercial kitchen owner to authorise. 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 in place is that you 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 gets extremely hot and stuffy.

A Professionally Fitted Kitchen Ventilation System

Cooking food produces a lot of smoke, steam and airborne particles which can also cause irritated eyes, skin or respiratory troubles (or all 3). By using purpose built ventilation, you will remove all those factors in the air while also controlling the temperature in the kitchen area. Your staff will enjoy a much nicer working environment and thus the quality of the food will also be higher.

Commercial kitchens 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 have a proper ventilation system which prevents those odours from going into the dining room and other areas where your guests are. This greatly benefits the customer experience.

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

Don’t forget: having a professionally fitted 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 correct health and safety regulations and code in your locality – for food establishments such as restaurants, cafes, takeaways and caterers.

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Ideas

There are different kinds of ventilation you can use, and each and every one of these try to do 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 number of times the commercial ventilation system should be cleaned.

Tip 3 – Use an Extended Hood

By using an extended hood, the efficiency of the kitchen can be enhanced and the intake of conditioned air can be reduced. This, in turn, impacts the amount of energy required and helps prevent 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 experienced in commercial kitchen ventilation – 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 for help

We help with all aspects of maintenance, planning & design, supply, installation, repair and professional duct cleaning. We have the experience you need, and we’re highly trusted by our customers.

Our professional engineers are exceptionally qualified in all aspects of Commercial Kitchen Extraction Systems. We 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 your Commercial Kitchen? Call us 0203 539 1475

Are you planning on purchasing new ventilation or are you designing / updating a ventilation system? Let us help you! Fan Services Ltd is long established and based in London in the UK. Across London, we will get your kitchen up and running quickly if you are having any problems!

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We can help you by looking at what your needs are, and choosing a solution to fit those needs best – we create systems to fit any sized commercial kitchen. Once the design is ready, we can also install everything and provide optional maintenance and servicing.

For your reference, our Emergency Call Out Service is available 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. Don’t take any short cuts – 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 a free quote.