admin. Interior Design. December 18th , 2017.
If you are currently on the market for stove hoods, whether it is the stock kitchen stove hoods or even custom stove hoods you are about to buy, you will find this article a great help for you. Today, we will share the buying guide you can use to help you shop stove or range hoods to use in your kitchen, keeping the room comfortable for cooking or lounging by eliminating the unpleasant smell resulted by the cooking process.
If you are about to replace the existing one for new stove hoods, always take not of the shape, size, and mounting type before you start shopping. Your new kitchen hood is ideally at least at wide as the cooktop or range. It is also preferred that the new hood is 3 inches longer on every side. Be sure to always read the specified requirements for the proper hood mounting height.
How to duct the stove hoods is most likely the most important decision to make when buying. There are 3 options for exhaust. First is ducted or vented hood, which refers to ducting the hood to the outside. It is recommended to remove the irritants completely. Mounting the range hoods to an exterior wall will require the shorter exhaust ducts for more efficient ventilating. Mounting the hood to an island or exterior wall also requires you to make not of the longer distance needed by the air to be forced. Therefore, always consider installing the more powerful unit.
Properly installing the ductwork is critical for the ducted stove hoods. This is why hiring a professional to do the job is always highly recommended. Alternately, you can also install it by yourself, purchasing all materials and accessories required for the project. Read the manufacturer’s specification. Remember that the exhaust is not allowed to be ducted to a basement or an attic. Make sure that the size of the ducts is the same one as the duct attachment at the kitchen hood.
Second is duct-free or non-vented stove hood that pulls the air through a charcoal filter, trapping irritants and flowing air back into the kitchen. The stove hoods in this type will require you to change the filters regularly every few months to make sure the hood can perform effectively. No ducting is required for this option. Lastly, there is convertible hood which allows either option, non-ducted and ducted. Consider ducting to the outside for the best ventilation.
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