Every commercial kitchen is different, even with companies with multiple locations. However with more than 9,000 Intelli-Hood demand ventilation control installations worldwide, there isn't much we haven't seen! To see if Intelli-Hood is right for your kitchen, here are some items to consider.
Is your current fan control an on/off system, with no ability to vary the fan speed? Intelli-Hood varies the speed of the fans based on temperature, smoke and steam, increasing speed when necessary and reducing speed when cooking decreases.
Do you have kitchens that are active for most of the day? The longer a kitchen stays open and the higher the number of hoods, the more beneficial Intelli-Hood is and the faster it will pay off. Hotel chains that run room service 24/7, fast food restaurants or institutional kitchens that run for longer periods will see a faster ROI than an elementary school that only runs for lunch. Determining how many kitchen hoods need controlling and how much they run will give you a good indication if Intelli-Hood is the right system for you.
Many organizations have been charged with energy initiatives but often the kitchen is overlooked. For those of you looking to reduce energy costs, comply with your sustainability departments or company-wide green initiatives, or interested in becoming LEED certified, energy usage in the kitchen should be evaluated to see how Intelli-Hood could help you reduce costs and meet your energy goals.