When to Replace: Ventilation Systems

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When to Replace: A Publication of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

August 19, 2014

Ventilation Systems: An Overview

Components of commercial kitchen ventilation equipment include hoods, fire systems, pollution control units, grease extraction devices, controls, exhaust and makeup air systems.

How to Know When to Replace Ventilation Systems

Depending on use, ventilation systems have an average lifespan of between 15 and 20 years. Here are five signs it might be time to replace a ventilation system.

Ventilation Systems Applications

Ventilation systems are professionally sized and installed over cooking and warewashing equipment. Here’s a closer look at the role these systems play in commercial kitchens.

Maintaining Ventilation Systems

Ventilation system maintenance depends on the type and volume of cooking as well as federal, state and local codes. Here are eight maintenance tips to help extend the service life of a ventilation system.

Spec Check: Ventilation Systems

Most ventilation issues arise from improper space balance with makeup air.

Energy Efficiency and Ventilation Systems

Kitchen ventilation is not covered by the Energy Star program, but there are steps operators can take to increase the energy efficiency of these units.


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