Commercial Make-up Air Units 

Use the right ventilation system in your eatery when you work with us at Commercial Kitchen Services. At our company, we offer services for commercial make-up air units in Lodi, CA and surrounding areas. With a full commercial return air unit installation, you will prevent air flow problems from arising at your location.

The Need for a Commercial Return Air Unit Installation

Have you ever gone out to eat at a restaurant, and when you approach the front doors notice that they are very hard to open, and when you do open them, you feel a large gust of wind rush past you? That is the sign of a building without adequate "make-up" or “return” air.

Many people do not understand the necessity of "make-up air" and therefore many structures experience this draft, signifying air flow problems. In commercial kitchen hoods, the exhaust fan pulls air out of the structure and displaces it into the atmosphere. "Make-up" air refers to the air which must be resupplied to the building while the exhaust fan is pulling the air out.

How Do Commercial Make-up Air Units Work?

A commercial kitchen utilizes an exhaust hood which pulls 8,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air out of the kitchen space. Without a makeup air unit to push 8,000 CFM of air back into the kitchen, the kitchen will run in an 8,000 CFM negative differential.

What does this mean? In layman's terms, it means that 8,000 CFM of air will be drawn out of the dining room, food preparation areas, offices, or any other space around the structure! This can cause uncontrollable and uncomfortable drafts, not to mention making the doors hard and annoying to open.

Choosing Your Commercial Make-up Air Units

To suit every region’s need, many different types of commercial make-up air units are available. You can purchase economical units which include an assembly and fan which function solely to deliver outside air directly back into the building. You can also buy heated make-up air units, which will heat the air before pushing it into the kitchen. This is great for business operating in cold climates. Also offered is the cooled makeup air unit, which is also known as an evaporative cooler. These units will cool the air before pushing it into the kitchen. These commercial make-up air units are very efficient to run and can help save huge amounts in cooling costs.

Heated

Heated Make-Up AirHeats Air Before Entering: Intermittent Pilot and Direct Fire

Downward Discharge: Mounts to Roof to Blow Downwards Into Structure

Side Discharge: Can Be Mounted Outside the Building on Ground Level and Blown in Through Wall

Cooled

Cooled Make-Up Air Unit A.K.A. Evaporative CoolerCools Air Before Entering: Media Membrane

Downward Discharge: Mounts to Roof to Blow Downwards Into Structure

Side Discharge: Can Be Mounted Outside the Building on Ground Level and Blown in Through Wall

Simple Unit Fan

Economy Style FAN ONLYBlows Outside Air Directly Into Structure

Downward Discharge: Mounts to Roof to Blow Downwards Into Structure

Side Discharge: Can Be Mounted Outside the Building on Ground Level and Blown in Through Wall

Contact us in Lodi, California, to choose new commercial make-up air units for your location. We are available to perform a commercial make-up air unit installation for clients throughout a 150-mile radius of Sacramento.