If you are finally starting your dream restaurant business, you undoubtedly have too much on your plate. Apart from planning your menu, thinking about marketing and promotions, you also need to oversee the setting up of your restaurant kitchen. If you have been working in the restaurant industry for many years, you would know that apart from oven and stoves, you should pay close attention to your kitchen exhaust hood.
If you Google the terms “commercial hood installation near me,” you will notice that there are a lot of companies offering exhaust hood installation services but not all deliver the same kind of service. We, at National Hood & Fire Group, provide turnkey restaurant hood installation services so that owners like you no longer have to worry about the many aspects of the installation process.
Choosing the Right Restaurant Hood
Selecting the most suitable commercial hood for your restaurant is very important because it controls smoke and odor from spreading that can drive your customers away, and it can significantly impact the safety of your establishment. Numerous factors need to be considered when selecting the right restaurant hood, some of them include the following:
Type of Kitchen Exhaust Hoods
There are generally two types of exhaust hoods – Type 1 and Type 2. If your restaurant were mostly dealing with cooking processes that produce smoke and grease such as grilling, frying, and broiling, Type 1 exhaust hood would work for you as it is designed for this purpose. Type 2 exhaust hood, on the other hand, is suitable for processes that produce water vapor only such as boiling, baking, and steaming.
While aesthetic value is essential in choosing a hood design, you should also take into account the cooking appliances you are using and the amount of heat, smoke, and grease they will be producing (exhaust rate). For instance, large exhaust volume may suit island canopy hoods that hang from the ceiling. Wall-mounted canopy hood design, however, may require lesser exhaust volume that island canopy design. For the least amount of exhaust, proximity hood design may be adequate.
Size and Height
After determining the type and design of the exhaust hood for your kitchen, you should not forget considering its size and mounting height. The hood’s physical size should be large enough to capture all the smoke, heat, and grease being produced by all your cooking appliances. While its installation height should be enough to keep the smoke from spreading to nearby areas.
These are just some of the factors that you need to think about when choosing the right hood seriously. Note that these do not even include the elements you need to look into during installation such as securing permits.
So, instead of just hiring people to install your commercial restaurant hood, it would be more advantageous for you to rely on us at National Hood & Fire Group since we will handle all your hood installation requirements – from consulting and designs to getting the required permits, installation, and final inspection.