Restaurants and bars want a welcoming and comfortable environment, and each area has different air conditioning requirements, we are experienced in fitting the right solution for each space.

The ventilation requirements for bars (if serving food) and restaurants are more complex and extensive than the needs of other types of businesses. Effective ventilation for a bar/ restaurant is imperative in terms of food sanitation, preparation and storage, as well as employee and customer health. Improper ventilation can result in safety violations, higher utility bills, and loss of traffic due to unpleasant odours or uncomfortable conditions.

Any business involved in food preparation and service have unique ventilation requirements. Besides the need to control food odours, and minimise smoke and fumes from the cooking process, most bars/ restaurants have multiple distinct areas, each of which presents its own HVAC challenges.

Effective Ventilation System for Bars/ Restaurants should provide the following: –

Improved Air Quality

In commercial kitchens, there will be substantial amounts of airborne contaminants, including particles, smoke and grease. The burning of fuel for cooking can also produce harmful gases such as carbon monoxide. A ventilation system helps reduce these contaminants and improves the overall tolerability of a restaurant kitchen. A ventilation system cannot negate all these conditions in a busy restaurant, but effective ventilation will certainly keep the kitchen and food preparation areas much more comfortable for employees and help maintain food hygiene standards and regulations.


Naturally, commercial kitchens are going to be hot. With ovens, hobs and other equipment constantly in operation, heat is the one constant you can expect in a kitchen. A good ventilation system will help provide cooling and will reduce the temperature in the kitchen by removing heat and bringing in a constant supply of cooler air from outside.

Odour reduction

The food production process obviously results in the production of odours. Whether that’s the smell/ aroma of raw ingredients, cooked food, overcooked or burned food; combined it can produce quite an unpleasant aroma in the kitchen and in the dining area. Proper ventilation will help remove these odours, causing less impact on employees and customers.

Removal of grease

Grease is another constant in commercial kitchens. It can make the air in a kitchen unpleasant and can coat surfaces such as walls, ceilings, equipment. Effective ventilation systems, especially those designed for the removal of grease, can help keep this substance out of the air and off the surfaces in the kitchen.