A new exhaust fan installation for your commercial kitchen can quickly become a stressful process. If your current exhaust fan isn’t working properly, however, it is a necessary task to undertake as they are an important part of your commercial kitchen ventilation system.
Restaurant exhaust fans help remove smoke, grease, odors, moisture, and hot air to help improve the air quality in your kitchen and restaurant. They are a vital part of the kitchen system and if they stop working need to be repaired or replaced immediately.
The two most common reasons you may need to install a commercial kitchen exhaust fan are: you are replacing the old fan, or you are installing a new commercial kitchen hood system. Regardless of the reason why you are having a new exhaust fan installed, these tips will help make the process smoother.
Exhaust fans typically last 15-20 years, so if you are approaching that time frame you may already know you need to replace the exhaust fan, simply because it is old. Some factors, that may also contribute to needing to install a new exhaust fan are:
A new exhaust fan can help you avoid common issues caused by poorly-functioning exhaust fans such as:
One of the most important things you will need to consider includes finding the right location for the exhaust fan. It should be close to the space that it will be serving to help reduce long and twisted duct runs which can considerably slow down the efficiency and performance of the fan.
A professional kitchen exhaust fan installer will be able to help you check local building codes and the fire codes for a complete list of requirements you must meet. Your insurance company may also have specific requirements for your ventilation system and commercial kitchen exhaust fan, so be sure to check with them as well.
Before beginning any type of restaurant exhaust fan installation, you should always consult with a professional. They will help you ensure that everything is being done correctly, that the right parts are ordered, and that your restaurant kitchen will be running at its best.
If you are installing an exhaust fan into a new location, you’ll also need to determine the location of the vent hood and the main exhaust duct. Having your new restaurant exhaust fan installed by a professional is the best way to ensure the job is done right.
Site preparation is another important step in the restaurant exhaust fan installation process. Even if you have a professional coming to assist you, you can do the following:
During installation, it’s important that you make sure that your power source is compatible with the requirements of your new commercial kitchen exhaust fan equipment. The power cable should never be allowed to come in contact with hot surfaces, oil, grease, or any chemicals. You also want to make sure that the power cable does not become kinked. Be very careful around the exhaust fan motor since they can get hot enough to cause a burn injury. You should always allow the exhaust fan motor to cool before touching it or making adjustments.
Hood Services 24 provides local food service businesses with the expert restaurant exhaust fan repair restaurant owners have depended on for years. Whether you run a restaurant, cafe, or other food service facility, you can depend on the quality of service from Hood Services 24. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.