What is a Commercial Kitchen Extractor Fan?


Choosing the optical type of exhaust hood is very important for operational efficiency. There are primary types of exhaust fans: centrifugal and axial. Axial fans pass air or gas with the help of axial force. The air moves faster and parallels the axis fan. This option offers low-pressure airflow and is for general-purpose applications such as cooling confined premises, cooling larger workspaces and moving from one place to another.

Centrifugal fans are ones that intake air and spit it around the disc, with the help of centrifugal air force it moves the air to the fan’s outlet. These fans made high-pressure airflow and are well-suited for applications such as drying and air conditioning systems.

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Types of Commercial Extractor Fans

There are various different types of exhaust hoods designed for use in a range of applications. These types also include:

Wall Mounted Exhaust Fans

This types of fan are afield to an external wall and help the air leave straight through the fan itself. Wall-mounted fans are very time-efficient, as they are easy to install and devise.

Exterior Exhaust Fans

Exterior fans pull air from the kitchen premise and expel it outside in order to maintain the environment temperature. These are specially made for an environment that requires minimal noise.

Roof Mounted Exhaust Fans

Roof-mounted fans are mounted over the roof and throw air from the air to a specific area or hole in the ceiling.

Inline Exhaust Fans

For poorly ventilated spaces, inline exhaust fans are the best solution to make a good environment. Local Extractor Fan Repairer attach the ducting and help remove bad air through the ducts.

Belt Drive Exhaust Fans

These types of exhaust fans have rotor shafts and motors that are connected through belts. They maintain and offer to clear heat and dirty as well as quiet operation. This type of exhaust fan performs with more precision and contour than direct drive fans.

What Are the Benefits of Having Exhaust Fans?

Exhaust fans have a wide range of benefits, and often help to improve the safety and health of the surrounding environment.

The space with poor ventilation can benefit significantly from the exhaust hoods, as they remove false odours and harmful contaminants and bring pleasant air back into the commercial kitchen premise.

Moreover, exhaust fans can limit humidity in warm environments. This prevents the growth of mould and reduces the chances of drywall cracking, diminished insulation and peeling as well.

Exhaust fans protect items from the effect of extreme heat or cold. By maintaining the efficacy of insulation and humidity, stay low temperature in buildings during summer and warm in the winter seasons.


The versatility of these fans also makes them important and provide a wide range of applications including:

Clean air handling

Kitchen Extractor Fan Repair Service in London offers a wide range within the industrial space and moves large amounts of air, which in turn can help improve air quality and temperature in the kitchen premises.

Light dust loading

Exhaust fans can able to move and hold dust particles from building up in equipment throughout the whole kitchen.

Material Handling

Various particles get collected in the kitchen surrounding. Exhaust fans can help process larger particles such as paper dust, sawdust and grain and wood chips. So, the commercial kitchen extractor fan repair service helps maintain your commercial kitchen premise clean and healthy.

Saturated air fans

When there is a high level of humidity or moisture in the air, it is known as saturated air. Centrifugal exhaust fan often serves to the present air in your kitchen premise and prevent an excess of moisture that could result in mould or corrosion.

High temperature

A certain industrial system such as heat treatment requires very high-temperature specialized equipment. Exhaust hoods can safely circulate air in a heated area and in any harsh environment.

Exhaust Fan Solutions From UK Extraction Canopy

For the past 2 decades, UK extraction has been working to help customers, find the optimal exhaust hood throughout UK and Scotland. Browse our full services to learn about our offerings and collusion including gas interlock systems & speed control unit replacement, kitchen, extraction systems, noise control systems, odour control systems, and many more.

If you have doubts regarding the various fan types and their applications, don’t hesitate to contact us. And get started finding your next exhaust fan solution with an experienced specialist, request your quote today.


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