The Importance of Having Proper Ventilation in the Kitchen


The air is cleaner and more comfortable in a kitchen with proper ventilation. Food service ventilation systems remove the hot, smoky, and moist air emitted by kitchen equipment and replace it with fresh air from the outside. The process is important for restaurants because it improves air quality, cools down kitchen temperatures, and even helps lower energy bills.

Improves Air Quality

Indoor air quality suffers when a kitchen is poorly ventilated. Smoke, gases, and moisture are constantly rising into the air when cooking and steaming foods. The substances found in the air of an unventilated kitchen can be harmful to both employees and customers alike. Poor indoor air quality may aggravate respiratory issues, and excess moisture in the air encourages mold and mildew growth. Proper ventilation is the best way to clear the kitchen air.

Removes Excess Heat

The kitchen can be an unbearably hot place to work without proper ventilation. Excess heat from stovetops, grills, ovens, and boiling pots increases the temperature of the kitchen substantially, making an already stressful environment more unpleasant. Ventilation helps cool down your kitchen, which encourages better productivity and morale.

Saves Energy and Money

All the extra heat produced in a poorly ventilated kitchen may drive up your energy bills too. Air conditioners must compete with the heat emitted from kitchen stovetops and ovens, and either the cooling costs are extremely high or the air conditioner fails to produce a comfortable temperature as a result. Ventilation removes the extra heat that forces air conditioners and refrigeration units to use more energy than they could be.

Catch and Remove Grease

Without ventilation, grease emitted when cooking is deposited on walls and ceilings. Stainless steel hoods and grease filters on ventilation systems are useful for collecting this grease because they’re designed to be easy to remove and clean.

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