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Electric Versus Gas Pizza Ovens

Electric Versus Gas Pizza Ovens

pizza ovensWe started a series on cooking equipment for your St Louis MO restaurant, more specifically what pizza ovens you may choose from when purchasing the ovens you need for your pizzeria and its grand opening near St Charles MO.  We wrote about some of the research found on behalf of your Restaurant Equipment Service Company in St Louis and decided that we should continue the conversation by going into greater depth about the types of ovens from which you can choose.

We mentioned previously, that there are four types of ovens, these four are also available in different power configurations, basically gas versus electric.  “Conveyor, deck, and convection pizza ovens are all available with either gas or electric hookups. However there are some slight differences between gas pizza ovens and those that run on electric. Working with a gas oven is best for the high-volume, traditional pizza maker. These units will produce a crispier crust and cook the rest of your pizza evenly.”  Honestly, though, as your American Services Restaurant Equipment Oven installation service will tell you, most of this decision will be determined by what utility your restaurant establishment has available to it.  If no liquid propane or natural gas hookups are available, then electric is what you will need and pursue when it comes to your restaurant equipment needs.

Interestingly enough, it is also true that if you are a restaurant who needs or wants to be mobile, you will need electric ovens anyway, as gas hookups are not something that can be moved safely and disconnecting and reconnecting them is also a problem when it comes to safety.  “An electric pizza oven is also a better option for businesses that depend on mobility, like food trucks and concession carts, that most likely won’t have access to gas.”

The Equipment You Need to Open a Restaurant Part Two

The Equipment You Need to Open a Restaurant Part Two

get startedThis article will help you when it comes to choosing and figuring out what you need to open a restaurant in St Louis MO near Bridgeton.  Writing on behalf of your Commercial Restaurant Equipment Company near Bridgeton, we want to help take out some of the guesswork.  This is the 2nd post in a two part series on this subject.  Don’t worry about the small stuff for your kitchen, say experts on restaurant equipment online, get the big stuff handled first.  “Later, after you’ve stocked your kitchen with the right equipment to make your recipes as dazzling as can be, then you can move on to smallwares and dining furniture.”

There are questions you have to answer first, before choosing, purchasing and installing your restaurant equipment.  Check you menu first.  “Does a hamburger house need a sushi table? What about a salad bar? Your menu is the first place to look when planning your kitchen equipment.”   You may wish to consult your chefs here and actually walk through the creation of each dish on your menu and what type of equipment will be needed for each in St Louis near Bridgeton MO.

You will, next, want to estimate how much…think volume needs and performance along with this.  For example, a restaurant that deep-fries one menu appetizer needs a small fryer with low expectations in performance, so cheap is ok here.  If your restaurant offers fries with every entrée, then this is a different scenario.   Some restaurant equipment , every single kitchen will need, like the following:  cooking equipment, refrigeration equipment, food preparation equipment and specific equipment catered to the type of restaurant you are equipping.  Reach out to experts and those knowledgeable of the food codes in your area, for this will also come into play.  In the meantime, when you are ready to install your equipment, contact your St Louis Restaurant Equipment Installers near Bridgeton for further help and information.

Professional Commercial HVAC Service & Repairs

Professional Commercial HVAC Service & Repairs

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Finding a team of professional heating and cooling experts near your commercial business location can sometimes prove a challenge.  This problem can be due to a number of factors, but if you live in the St. Louis area it doesn’t have to be a problem anymore.  At American Services, Ladue area commercial HVAC customers find the right mix of professional service, affordable pricing, and convenience all under one roof!  Let’s take some time to talk about this.

Thanks to the amount of detail given to every American Services customer, there is very little room for error in their work.  Each and every American Services team member understands just how important business owners needs really are.  When you own a business, you have a number of important matters to take care of every day.  With the American Services team behind you, you can confidently transfer your HVAC needs to them and not have to worry about that task anymore!

When American Services is looking to hire a new HVAC technician, they never take the task lightly.  The HVAC tech on the American Services team are top notch.  These individuals have undergone serious training, constantly update their skills set, and are up-to-date on all of the latest from the HVAC industry.  This means that you can rest assured knowing that you and your equipment will be taken care of in a way not found with an ordinary service provider.

Those who use American Services also find their range of skill to be of great conveniences. Not only does the American Services team take care of heating, cooling, and refrigeration, but they also offer cooking equipment, ice machine, industrial equipment, and beverage system services.  For customers this means that one service call can take care of a multitude of issues all at one time!

Call American Services now and experience the difference in what they offer today!

Kitchen Ventilation Cost-Saving Tips

Kitchen Ventilation Cost-Saving Tips

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As noted by the experts at Energystar.gov, choosing the right vent hood commercial kitchen ventilation system is imperative for many reasons.  The quality of your ventilation system affects those in the kitchen and the comfort of the guest you serve. Today, let’s talk about some commercial kitchen ventilation basics and how you can save money on your ventilation costs.

There are several commercial kitchen ventilation styles.  These styles include choices like:  wall mounted canopy, single island canopy, double island canopy, eyebrow, back shelf, and pass over.  Each of these exhaust system set-ups offer a specific type and level of ventilation.  Having an expert help you choose the right style for your needs is the first step in keeping your energy efficiency top notch.

Once you have your system in place, you can make some subtle upgrades or changes to your system that can help with energy usage.  These changes include:

  • Adding inexpensive side panels to hoods to cut down on heat and smoke that escape into the kitchen area.
  • Close air gaps between your cooking equipment and the wall by moving units as close to the wall possible.  This will move your equipment so that it’s as close to the hood overhang as possible and maximize it’s use.
  • Look into a Demand-Based Exhaust Control system.  These systems monitor your cooking using sensors and will match your fan speed with the needs of your kitchen.  This type of system is something that comes as a part of some new units, but can also be retrofitted to you current ventilation system.  The addition of a Demand-Based Exhaust Control can help to reduce your ventilation costs by 30-50 percent.

Why not call the American Service team for a free estimate concerning Ladue area restaurant equipment upgrades today?  Our team can tell you what is will cost now and also help you determine how much the upgrades will help you save!  Contact our team for your appointment now!

Beat the Heat With the Perfect Ice Maker!

Beat the Heat With the Perfect Ice Maker!

ice cubes When you serve customers that expect the perfect drink each time they visit your business, you defiantly understand the importance of having the right ice machine to meet that need.  Today, let’s talk about a few factors that will help you choose the right machine!

First, it’s important to understand that there are two types of commercial ice makers – water-cooled and air-cooled.  The type you choose will depend on a number of factors. These factors include whether you are more worried about energy-efficiency or water-efficiency.  It’s best to talk to a professional about the energy- and water-efficiency aspects of each type of machine in order to choose the perfect one for your needs.

Once you understand the pros and cons associated with both types of commercial ice makers, you will need to consider a number of other factors associated with choosing the right machine for your business.  These factors often take into consideration the type of customer you serve and how you serve them.  When meeting with a professional commercial ice machine expert, talk about melt times, volume in relation to daily production needs, customer preference, maintenance needs, and the location of your machine.  All of these factors will work together in helping you get the right machine for your specific needs.

The team at American Services offers the St. Peters area heating, cooling, refrigeration, cooking equipment, industrial equipment, and beverage systems services you need!  Our team is trained on a wide-variety of equipment in order to provide the best all-inclusive service, maintenance, and repairs to our many St. Louis commercial customers.  Next time you are in the market for a new ice maker, be sure to contact our team of specialists to get a FREE estimate.  We understand your needs and will have the right tools to help you get the perfect ice maker for your very valuable customers!

 

Trusted Restaurant Equipment Maintenance From American Services

Trusted Restaurant Equipment Maintenance From American Services

Servers smiling at the camera at the cafeGaining access to factory authorized maintenance and repair services for your restaurant equipment near Ballwin isn’t always easy.  Sure there are many service providers in the area, but do they offer the well rounded variety of HVAC, Cooking Equipment, Refrigeration, Beverage System, Ice Machine, and Industrial Equipment Services found at American Services?  The answer to this question is usually no!

When you talk to the team at American Services you’ll find out that they have made it their mission to give clients access to something most others can’t and that’s convenience. The one-stop-shop nature of American Services product line takes the guess work out of who to call when something is going wrong.  Whether you own a gas station, restaurant, or medical lab our team has the skill level to get you back into business quickly and at a fair price.  No more calling two, three, or even four separate companies to keep up with your monthly maintenance calendar!  Just call American Services and they’ve got you covered.

All of these facts additionally hold true for business owners looking to upgrade or replace current units or systems within their place of business.  At American Services, the commercial sales team is filled with experts who understand the many areas of business that you work in.  These individuals will walk you through the process of choosing the right equipment, having it professionally installed, and then get you on a plan that will keep your equipment maintained for year to come.  This is how you should be served and the team at American Services can do that for you.

To get started with the American Services team today, simply call their customer care line at 314-733-1776.  Once connected you will be have access to everything American Services has to offer and so much more.  Don’t put this off any longer!  Connect with the American Services team now!

24/7 Heating System Support From American Services

24/7 Heating System Support From American Services

24 hours seven days a weekFinding reliable heating, cooling, refrigeration, and restaurant equipment service isn’t as hard as you may think thanks to the devoted team of professionals at American Services.  Our team is comprised of some of the top technicians in the HVAC field.  All of these individuals are highly trained and required to keep up with all of the latest certifications available.  We also make sure that we have an abundance of technicians that can accommodate the full-service nature of our clients. This means that you can get all of your service work done with one call to us!

Our 24/7 team of service professionals cover a wide range of industries and serve you in the most complete way possible.  The industries we serve include National Chain Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Food Service Industry, National Chain Food Stores, Cold Storage Facilities, Retail Grocery Industry, Truck Stops/Travel Centers, Independent Supermarkets and Restaurants, Retirement Communities, Schools, Office Complex, Apartment Complex, Hotels, and many more commercial applications.  This wide client base means we understand the needs of all areas of business and can provide specialized service to your industry too.

Beyond just he industries we serve is the wide-variety of products and service we provide.  These services reach well beyond just heating and cooling.  We can also take on all of your cooking equipment issues, refrigeration needs, ice machines, industrial equipment, beverage systems,  and water filtration.  For our clients in certain industries we are able to provide a one-stop-shop and greatly eliminate down time loss due to our full-service business.

Why would you trust your 24/7 HVAC, refrigeration, restaurant equipment, or industrial equipment needs to any other service provider?  Contact the Clayton area heating and cooling technicians at American Services right now!  Our customer care team is always waiting for your call and can take care of any emergency needs you may have.  Let us serve you today!

Keep Your Ice Clean With Ultraviolet Light

Keep Your Ice Clean With Ultraviolet Light

Three ice cubes Ice machines can be a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and other biological contaminants.  That’s why it is so important that all businesses that work with ice machines and/or water filtration understand the importance of how to keep the products they serve clean and hazard free.  One of the options you have when looking to serve cleaner, better tasting ice is in the form of ultraviolet light.  Choosing to keep your ice clean with UV light is fairly inexpensive, easy to install, and offers a safe alternative to chemicals used to clean in a more traditional way.  Using ultraviolet light can also improve the performance and extend the life of your ice machines.

So, how does ultraviolet light work?  In the ice machine setting, UV germicidal lamps are first installed in your machine by a professional refrigeration expert.  The lights then go to work killing off all the biological hazards by using UV-C rays to damage the structure of bacteria, virus, and mold cells.  When the structure of these cells is damaged, they are killed off and leave your machine 99.9% free of contaminants.

Keeping the ice you serve as clean as possible is a must for anyone who serves cold beverages.  That’s why more and more St. Louis area businesses have turned to the experience provided by the American Services team.  At American Services, we not only serve Florissant area heating and cooling clients, but we also serve those in commercial settings that require water filtration and other food service equipment.  Our long list of specialties includes cooking equipment, ice machines, refrigeration, industrial equipment, and beverage systems.  This long list of provided services means we can fully serve our area clients in a complete and quick manner.  Don’t risk down time and waste money on a service provider who cant meet all of your needs.  Call American Services for a free estimate now.

 

 

Commercial Heating Service on a Budget?

Commercial Heating Service on a Budget?

Budget Newspaper ClippingAfter working with your average commercial heating service contractor you may be wondering if you will ever be able to stay on budget in regards to the repairs, maintenance, and upgrades you often need for your HVAC system.  This is most-likely due to the fact that you either have a contract that is not designed to meet your specific needs or because you simply don’t have one at all.  That’s why so many St. Louis business owners have decided to stick with the American Services team.  Our skilled professionals not only get the job done right, but can also get you into the scheduled maintenance contract needed to keep your costs under control and within your needed budget.

So, what makes an American Services service contact extra special.  It starts with our people.  The team at American Services specifically understand the commercial side of the HVAC business.  Our contract writers are able to meet with and understand your budget, maintenance needs, and specialty equipment.  These individuals are then able to make suggestions and write a customized preventative maintenance plan that fits into all of your must-haves.  We have been providing this service to our customers for over 25 years and take great pride in being the best around.

What are you waiting for?  Why not get the customized service you deserve by contacting the team about a preventative maintenance contract today.  We can even come out to your location to get a feel for what equipment you have and offer our many other services as well.  These extra services include repairs, maintenance, and instillation of cooking equipment, refrigeration units, ice machines, industrial equipment, beverage systems, and water filtration units.  You see, American Services can save you in down time as well by providing all of your needed services in one trip.  Let our team prove to you why we should be your commercial heating contractor near Edwardsville.

Duct Noise – When Should You Worry?

Duct Noise – When Should You Worry?

Woman closes her earsIt’s winter and your duct work may be experiencing a little expansion due the sudden bursts of warm air being used to heat your space.  But what if that very normal function begins making a lot of unsettling noise?  Well, not to worry!  Most duct noise is very normal and harmless.  As mentioned before, your duct work is just expanding and making way for the air that is being used to keep you comfortable in the cold weather.  But it there ever a time to worry?  Let’s find out.

So, when should duct noise be of concern?  Duct noise is only of concern when the noise is actually come from your furnace and not your duct work at all.  Gas furnace owners know that there are burner elements as a part of their system.  As time passes, these burners can become dirty, clogged, and/or corroded.  When this happens, interference happens in the ignition process. The noise you hear from this issue will occur just after your furnace kicks on due tot the ignition sparks lighting the extra gas that has filled the chamber during missed ignition.  When you notice this type of issue, it’s time to call a professional HVAC service technician as this can turn into a very dangerous issue.

As you can see, duct noise itself is not of concern.  Yet, if the noise you hear is actually coming from your furnace, service is needed.   If you are in need of heating or cooling service near Wentzville, contact the team at American Services today!  Our professional technicians are ready to take care of your entire list of commercial HVAC, refrigeration, cooking equipment, water filtration, industrial equipment, and beverage systems needs in one short visit.  We can even give you a free estimate on upgrading your existing equipment with new, energy efficient models!  Why not give us a call today?