Keeping Your Commercial Kitchen Space Cool
If you’ve ever worked in a commercial kitchen, you know how hot, humid and generally uncomfortable it can get — especially near stovetops, ovens and grills. Fortunately, with the right combination of culinary hacks, you can create a cool and comfortable environment in your commercial kitchen. Read on to learn three small efforts you can start doing right now to keep your cool.
Keep your kitchen ventilated.
Proper ventilation is so important for commercial kitchens. Not only does proper ventilation help remove odors, smoke and the like, but it keeps the air fresh cool too. This is especially important for commercial kitchens, which are notorious for having poor indoor air quality. One of the easiest and most effective ways you can keep your commercial kitchen cool is investing in a quality kitchen range hood, which will work to vent fumes outside whenever you cook.
Although fans won’t decrease the overall temperature of your commercial kitchen, they will help circulate the air, which can make the air feel a few degrees cooler. We recommend experimenting with the placement of fans to find the best circulation. Just make sure any auxiliary fans don’t interfere with exhaust fans, and be sure fans do not face pick-up areas for hot food.
Maintain your HVAC system.
When your HVAC system isn’t maintained on a regular basis, it has to work harder to keep your kitchen cool. Not only can this make you and your kitchen staff uncomfortable, but it will help ensure you are compliant with health department and fire safety regulations. While we recommend scheduling a professional maintenance appointment twice per year, you can take small steps to keep your HVAC system working efficiently in between (ie: replacing air filters each month, checking for grease and other build up, etc.).
Schedule Service for Your Commercial HVAC Today
If your commercial kitchen is too hot to bare, the professionals at Quick Servant can help. We offer industry-leading HVAC repairs, installations and maintenance, and can provide the comfort solutions you need to keep your business cool and your team efficient. Visit our website to learn more about our commercial HVAC services or schedule service online today.