By Francis. Range Hood. Published at Friday, March 09th, 2018 - 09:35:45 AM.
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.
Under cabinet Hoods - Do you have a small kitchen? Then under-cabinet hoods are your range covers of choice. They require minimal installation space. These babies are able contain smoke coming from stovetops easily. For the score on appearance, they may not look as fancy as the other hood types, but they could surely get the job done.- Curved Canopy - In contrast to the other types of hoods, the curved feature of this range hood boasts of its highly stylish front. It goes beyond functionality and serves its second purpose as a kitchen decor. This range hood is best for kitchens with big spaces.Making Your Choice 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.
Design and Aesthetic Appeal Range hoods can be a central element in the design of your kitchen area. Many types, finishes, and even custom-made designs offer consumers a whole lot of choices that can look great with the rest of the elements and design of the space. You can consider island vent hoods, wall-mounted, ceiling mounted, and under-cabinet type. Range Hood Size A vent hood is efficient if it has the right capacity to match the heat output of your stove. This just simply means that the vent hood must have the sufficient capacity to suck in the amount of smoke, odor, and steam your range releases when being used. You will understand this more if you consider your stoves wattage and the cubic feet per minute (CFM) of the vent hood.
During the cooking process, air pollutants such as smoke, steam, grease particles, and odors come up from the cooking surface. Gas cooktops and ranges add carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide to the mix, and grilling tops it off with volumes of greasy smoke. In addition, excess moisture from the dishwasher, escaping odors from the trash can, the lingering smell of last nights takeout, and many other sources, together create a serious air quality problem. Range hoods solve this problem by removing the polluted air to the outside (ducted installation) or cleaning it with a series of filters (ductless / recirculating installation). However, besides the obvious benefit of keeping the kitchen air odor-free, range hoods offer several other, more subtle, advantages.
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