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Pollution Control Unit

Introduction to Pollution Control Units

At Hood Boss we have seen the number of locations implementing Pollution Control Units rapidly expand. Pollution Control Units utilize stages of special filters to control odor, grease, and smoke. These units are a desirable innovation as they remove air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds and grease aerosols from kitchen exhaust. PCUs can even handle systems which are considered heavy polluters such as those with wood burning appliances and char broilers. PCUs greatly reduce the amount of pollutant escaping your facility’s exhaust system making them an increasingly popular solution as clean air regulations expand around the nation.

Now that you understand the basic idea of Pollution Control Units let me share with you some basic considerations to keep in mind before deciding if this system is right for you.

Do You Have the Space Needed for Proper Maintenance?
PCUs are often large and require enough square footage to accommodate the system. Does your space have the room to not only install the system, but also provide ample accessibility for the necessary routine maintenance services? Will your system need a catwalk and have ample clearance for removing filters, replacing filters, and cleaning out the interior of the system via kitchen exhaust cleaning services?

Have You Thought Through All of The Additional Cost?
Filters are not cheap! There are PCU units that have well over 90 large filters of various design that will need to be replaced at specific intervals. Have you considered cost of routine filter replacement? Have you accounted for who will order the filters and provide the labor required to remove and replace the filters? Do you understand what the manufacturer recommended filter change schedule is for this system regarding the types of appliances and cooking fuel in your facility?

Do I really Need it?
Is it worth it? If you are facing current or increasing clean air regulations than it may be a necessary solution. If community standards and the need to protect your facility or adjoining facilities from unpleasant odors or harmful grease particulate is of importance, then a PCU might be something to consider. If this isn’t the case then typically the addition of a pollution control unit will add thousands of dollars to your annual budget, and if not properly maintained could cost you even more. The addition to one of these units in your facility is a commitment to the increased budget for the life of the system.

Who Should I call to Discuss Maintenance?
Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Services – a Pollution Control Unit will need routine kitchen exhaust cleaning services on a schedule that is most often quarterly, but in some cases will be as often as monthly. Again, this maintenance is extremely important, and you want to ensure that an experienced company is performing the work. Please feel free to call us with questions, or to schedule an onsite consultation of your system.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Get A Quote” color=”primary” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ff2z.e96.myftpupload.com%2Frequest-quote%2F|title:Request%20Quote”][/vc_column][/vc_row]