By Francis. Range Hood. Published at Friday, January 26th, 2018 - 08:24:25 AM.
Installation can generally be done by any contractor for a reasonable rate (or packaged in with the cost of installing other appliances if the hood is bought as part of a major kitchen remodel), but you should always check the installation requirements with the range hood manufacturer or dealer before purchase. Its a good idea to avoid no-name range hood brands, since the cost of uninstalling and reinstalling a failed range hood will quickly erase any short-term savings gained by purchasing an "Italian style" or "European design" hood, instead of a quality unit actually made in Italy or Germany, by a well-established company, such as Miele, Gaggenau, Futuro Futuro, Elica, Faber, Kuppersbusch, and so on. Always check the manufacturers warranty terms, and make sure your contractor or installer follows the installation requirements. A high-quality, properly installed range hood will keep your air clean and your house smelling fresh for years to come.
Type of Kitchen Hood There are 2 basic types of kitchen hoods - vented and ductless. The vented type sucks in the air and directs it outside of the home. The ductless hood with re-circulation fans sucks in the air, filters the smokes and grease, and redirects the air back to the kitchen. In terms of design, the vented type is bulkier because it requires a duct for installation, while the ductless design is slimmer. In terms of performance, the vented hood is way more efficient, effective, and powerful in pulling in air and keeping it out compared to the ductless design. However, installation is much more complicated and budget will, of course, be more expensive for a vented range hood. Despite the higher price, experts will always recommend vented-type hoods for long-lasting and more efficient performance.
It is easy to replace the hood but you should know which model and style to choose before replacing it. Basically range hoods are of two types. The ducted range hood draws the heat, smoke, fumes, odor and moisture from the cooking range and suck it up a vent and release it out side of the house. The ductless range hoods on the other hand filter out the odors from the air. The other components like smoke and fumes are just blown around the kitchen. They are not physically removed. Features-wise there is not much to choose from. They work on very simple system of using a fan to suck out the air away from the cooking area and filter it out through the duct or send it out of the house. What you need to look for is a system that works with little noise and provides sufficient lighting to allow you to cook with ease.
But no matter what kitchen hood a person chooses at the end of the day is going to be based on the things they like the look of and what they can actually afford to purchase. Whirlpool vent hoods are a great choice for those who wish to install retractable downdraft hoods. Whirlpool hoods supplies a well integrated design, perfect for kitchen. Equipped with a variable speed fan, the whirlpool hoods make it possible for wonderful flexibility in kitchen ventilation. One more valuable feature is the automated turn off trigger upon unit retraction. Downdraft models come equipped with durable and washable grease filters. Models are accessible in many different colors. The stylish island Whirlpool vent hood models with glass canopies make a definite statement in your kitchen. The powerful 400 CFM motor effortlessly clears smoke grease.
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