Your neighborhood Chick-Fil-A and the Michelin Restaurant in a big city have something in common: the need for proper ventilation. It is important due to the high-heat cooking equipment being used to prepare food while needing to ensure a cool, clean atmosphere for guests and employees alike. Check out the five reasons ventilation is important in restaurants below:
Improved Air Quality: Efficient ventilation can exhaust airborne contaminants, and harmful gases such as carbon monoxide created from cooking. Improve indoor air quality with a Outside Air Solution from S&P USA creating a better environment for employees and guests by exhausting polluted indoor air and replacing it with clean (sometimes filtered) air.
Cooling: A cooler kitchen can be achieved by exhausting heat in a kitchen created by stoves, ovens and other cooking equipment and replacing it with cooler outside air. This replacement of air can support the air conditioner in supplying flow for the comfort of employees.
Reduction of Odors: Cooking food produces a lot of odors, from overcooked or burnt food, the smell of raw ingredients or simply the act of cooking. Together, these odors can create an unpleasant combination in the kitchen that can leak into the dining area. Ventilation exhausts these odors, creating a pleasant environment.
Removal of Grease: The build of grease in the air can result in a coating of the walls, ceilings, floors and equipment. Specially designed units from S&P USA exhaust grease laden air efficiently, minimizing this issue.
Reduced costs: Reducing the heat in the kitchen reduces the need for cooling from a HVAC system. This lowers the operating costs and overall energy bills.
For more information on various solutions for restaurant ventilation, view S&P USA’s our Restaurant Application Guide today!