By Francis. Range Hood. Published at Friday, November 10th, 2017 - 08:40:11 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.
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.
The best range hoods are those that are able to contain and remove the smoke and fumes coming out of the cooking range and quickly exchange with air thus keeping the kitchen free of harmful gases. These hoods are also a lot quieter than other comparable hoods. The lighting options have also been found to be exceptional. The range hoods available in the market today are extremely stylish and very well made. They offer stainless steel and other pro-finishes that match the style of the kitchen. The best hoods will help make your kitchen look professional and well-designed. Since hoods are the last thing on the mind of most people they generally end up choosing models that dont match rest of the kitchen. So, it is better to invest a little time and energy is choosing the right hood for your needs.
Over the years, having a gas range and oven has been the staple set-up in everybodys kitchens. However, the option of keeping a safe and ecological environment has also been on the rise. With kitchen range hoods, safety is never a problem. Today, the range hood has evolved into a wider range of products, with many types and choices to suit your own kitchen. Types of Range Hoods - Wall Mounted Hoods - The most preferred among all the types of hoods, wall-mounted hoods, as suggested by their name, can maximize kitchen space. They make the oven the focal point of the room. These are fit both or either for traditional and/or more contemporary kitchens. - Island Range Hoods - This type of hoods are 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.
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