Kitchen ventilation is often the most expensive food service facility item to be purchased. Not only is the equipment expensive and built to order for every operation, the installation of this equipment is usually even more costly.
An exhaust hood and fan have the ability to extract heat and air-conditioning from the kitchen and adjacent spaces such as a dining room. The ventilation system must be carefully balanced with the use of make-up air to efficiently handle the job.
Mechanical engineering is involved and the understanding of static pressure, cubic feet of air movement, make-up air and the furnace to heat the make-up air is part of the equation. Add in the building conditions, structural roof loads, BTUs of cooking equipment and the new furnace and fire suppression and you can quickly surmise that it is best to hire an expert.
Right Side Up can assist you with the planning to provide the exact specifications for your ventilation project.