By Francis. Range Hood. Published at Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 - 09:01:28 AM.
If you are looking to renovate your kitchen and remodel its old style, one of the obstacles you may come across is how to refit your new kitchen range hood into your old kitchen. 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. Its safest to just pull out whatever old system exists and install your modern appliance and range hood. Youll need to know where you want your new range to go in your kitchen. If you have ample space then you may want an island range in which case youll need to consider the different island range hoods available. The most popular of types for an island are stand alone hoods that are stylish and functional. 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 cabinets bottom to accommodate the ducting. Another hole will be needed for the exhaust.
The old world craftsmanship of these range hoods is one of the most intriguing and desirable aspects of the hoods. The aesthetics, old world feel and range of styles means that there is a range hood for every style of kitchen. The professionally made aspect of the hoods is certainly one element that has seen such hoods receive significant acclaim. The skill that goes into creating the seamless design of these pieces of kitchen engineering is certainly a worthy talking point in the kitchen. The silence, yet amazing quality and efficiency of the fans also means they are vastly superior to alternatives. This efficiency will ensure they wont interrupt you as your kitchens talking point. The enduring beauty of these range hoods of course is another factor in their sought-after status. Choosing from a number of finishes is possible, with distressed antique copper, bronze, hammered aged copper and satin brushed copper all options as well as mirror polished, stainless polished, brass and satin brushed stainless finishes. These individual finishes can really create a very elegant and distinctive look in a range hood and certainly hark back to an older and more attractive time. For many they will find such finishes go beautifully with their current kitchens and contrast wonderfully against the current materials, whether modern, or natural.
Comparison The range hoods under discussion are often made out of copper or stainless steel with the former being the focus of this article. The custom copper range hoods provide an enormous variety when it comes to the style as well as the design of the range hood that enables you to choose the one that goes perfectly well with your home kitchen. It is of prime importance to mention here that such custom copper hoods are extremely convenient to install as well. Maintenance of such range hoods is not a complicated or tiring task either since they happen to be amazingly long lasting. The major benefit of going with the copper range hoods is the fact that it offers three different shades ranging from dark, matte, and shiny. It should go without saying that these three different shades are perfectly complimentary to the rest of the furniture that you may have in your kitchen. To put it simply, custom copper range hoods for home kitchen offer a wider compatibility as compared to that of the stainless steel ones.
Maintenance and Cleaning With regular use and frequent cooking, the aluminum base and charcoal filters in ductless hoods will build up with dirt and other filtered substances. When this happens, the hood wouldnt operate in the best condition and efficiency. Eventually parts may break down without proper maintenance. That is the downside to ductless range hoods. Every 3 to 6 months, you need to clean the aluminum base filter with soapy water and replace the charcoal filter, unlike ducted hoods that simply need basic cleaning every 6 months. The time and effort of cleaning regularly and the cost of replacing the charcoal filter are a few disadvantages to this type of hood. Noise or Sone Range hoods have the tendency to make noise when they are running. Noise can be measured in sones and suppliers indicate this in the spec sheet or manual of the unit. The higher the sones, the noisier it can be. Kitchen hoods with higher speed or cubic feet per minute (CFM) also tend to make more noise than low-speed models, but there are expensive and higher quality hoods designed to be quieter. Price and Cost of Investment Compared to the ductless hoods that cost around $80 to $100, high-performance ducted hoods cost more per unit and installation combined. However, if you consider the regular replacement of filters in ductless hoods, theres better and long-term investment in the ducted type of range hood. Plus, less maintenance required.
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