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Airborne grease from overtaxed or dirty exhaust fan blocking air low on HVAC condenser

When was the last time you went up on your roof?

When was the last time you went up on your roof? If you have to stop and think, maybe it’s time for a little rooftop adventure. Your kitchen might be your favorite place, all well-organized and running smoothly, but don’t forget to check out what’s happening above, because it could be costing you a bunch of money.

In the picture, we caught a mistake in how they set up the kitchen exhaust fan and AC unit on the roof. See those dirty AC coils? Wondering how that happened? Well, the exhaust fan was installed right next to the coils, which are supposed to pull air into the AC unit. Things like this can make your bills go up real fast if you don’t catch them. But no need to freak out! If you catch these things early, you can fix them before they become big problems.

For example, you could add an extension to the exhaust fan to keep the greasy vapors away from the AC unit’s intake. If you ignore them, like in this picture, you might end up having to replace the coils or even the whole unit. And if you leave it like that, not only will your electric bill go up, but it’ll put stress on the whole system, making things break and needing replacement.

Now, having a plan to check up on your vendors and knowing what to look for on your commercial roof can help you save money. Don’t ignore potential problems hanging out above your head! Taking a proactive approach and addressing these issues promptly can make a big difference in keeping your kitchen and your budget in tip-top shape. So, next time you’re in your kitchen, remember to also keep an eye on what’s going on above—it could save you a lot of trouble and money in the long run.