Published at Sunday, March 17th 2019. by Ebrahim Niemi in Kitchen Vent Hood.
Island Range Hoods are a type of hoods which particularly designed for kitchens with island cook tops. These are more common in modern-style kitchens. Suspended from the ceiling, you can make your selection from a variety of island hoods such as stainless steel, tempered glass, powder coat finish, copper, and brass.
There are a lot of range hoods on the Internet, with a large choice of manufacturers selling them online. It can be quite a challenge deciding the right kitchen range hood which will fit into your current kitchen décor as well as fitting into the existing fixtures. If you purchase the wrong model, it could be quite a costly mistake to make.
Getting a range hood with high cubic feet per minute (CFM) doesn't automatically guarantee better performance. It only means quicker venting but it doesn't always follow that it does better in terms of capturing and removing smoke. Also, it helps to be informed whether a hood has washable or replaceable filters.
In selecting the range hood to install, practicality always comes as the first consideration. Check if you have appropriate space for the installation. It follows that if you do have the area to spare and a bigger budget, going for the more stylish range hoods is next best option.
If there is already a cabinet above where you want your range to be located then your solution is to either have a carpenter shorten the cabinet or replace it with a shorter cabinet that will give more breathing space to the range underneath it. Wiring is a consideration as well. A ductless range hood would require that you shorten the cabinet and do the required wiring before you install your range. Ducted kitchen range hoods are different and require an opening in the cabinet's bottom to accommodate the ducting. Another hole will be needed for the exhaust.
The hoods that vent the air outside of the home are called vented hoods. They require a duct system that attaches to the range hood and is connected to an external wall within the home. These hoods are very easy to maintain as they don't have any filtration system that you need to clean or replace. They do have a grid type panel underneath that will need to be cleaned to remove any grease that clogs the small holes.
The problem is largest in an old house that may not have any type of exhaust system in the kitchen let alone a modern range hood. Many years ago, range hoods were not common so in an older home you may have more work to renovate.
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