How to choose a right range hood ?
How to choose a right range hood ?

6 Benefits of Range Hood

  1. They provide extra lighting to the space you cook in, which aids in prep safety.
  2. They contribute to keeping your kitchen cleaner – if smoke gathers or spreads, it will make your walls and countertops harder to clean.
  3. They reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, which can build to dangerous levels if your cooking space isn’t properly ventilated.
  4. They can help cool off hot kitchens. In addition to removing smoke and particles, they remove excess heat as well.
  5. Moving the smoke outside means you won’t have to worry about the smoke detector going off just because you’re cooking.
  6. Even if you don’t cook all that often yourself, having a range hood can increase your property value – it’s one less thing a future buyer will have to invest in.

Things you have to consider !

  1. The exhaust system

Ducted or Recirculating Range Hoods?

Ducted Mode

This type of installation provides the greatest benefits for eliminating unpleasant odors. To install a hood in ducted mode, it is necessary to connect a duct from the air outlet of the hood to a wall discharging on the outside.

In addition to expelling unpleasant odors, this mode also allows the air conditioning in the environment to be expelled.

Recirculating Mode

In this mode the hood draws in the air from the kitchen, eliminates grease and unpleasant odors through a special filter and releases it back into the room. This type of installation is much easier as no duct is required.

To ensure proper functioning over time, the user must carry out regular maintenance, such as replacing the odor filter, as well as the grease filter (if synthetic), or washing (if metal).

Air Filtering

Depending on the type of installation, the hood activates different air filtering modes.

A ducted range hood filters only grease generated during cooking through a grease filter, whereas odors are not expelled but discharged outside together with the air drawn in from the kitchen. The grease filter can be of a synthetic material or metal and should be cleaned (or replaced if a synthetic material has been used) on average every month. .

In the recirculating mode, the hood filters grease generated during cooking through a grease filter, whereas odors are filtered through the odor filter. The odor filter, traditionally composed of activated charcoal, should be replaced on average every 2/3 months.

  1. Fan Speed and kitchen hood energy

    The choice of the aspiration power of the hood (airflow rate) generally depends on the size of the kitchen and cooking methods. The airflow rate is expressed in cubic meters per hour (m3/h), and indicates the amount of air that the range hood is capable of absorbing when working at the maximum speed. To determine what your needs are multiply the kitchen dimensions by ten. The result indicates a suitable airflow rate.

    Example: if the kitchen is 3.00 meters wide, 5.00 meters long, 2.70 meters high, the calculation will be as follows (3.00x5.00x2.70) x 10 = 405. Where 405 represents cubic meters/hour. In this case a range hood with an airflow rate of 400 m3/h (or higher) can guarantee the adequate airflow rate.

  2. Noise

    Most range hoods are going to be loud, at least on the highest settings. When we looked over the reviews of various models, one of the most common complaints across all of them was the noise they make.

    Some models at least aim to be more quiet than usual – they still make some noise, but not as much. If you have a chance to visit a showroom, you can get a feel for how loud or quiet a model is in person. If that’s out of your reach, customer reviews are probably your best bet for figuring out what to expect from the noise of your vent hood.

  3. The appearance 

    Naturally, you’ll want a vent hood that coordinates with the look of your kitchen and speaks to your personal taste. So you’ll want to consider the various finishes available on the market and the maintenance involved in keeping them clean. Things like, a brushed or shiny finish, the material choice, i.e., stainless steel or brass, etc. You’ll also want to keep in mind the overall look, meaning whether or not it’s modern or traditional for example, or if it fits nicely with your home’s general architectural style. But if you want a range hood that adds something a little extra to the visuals of the space, then many brands provide options that are likely to strike your fancy. 

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  1. Cost

    Like almost anything else you purchase for the home, cost can vary widely. Size, power, materials and special hood features like heat sensors, automatic shut off and type of built-in lighting will all affect the cost of the hood. Do your research and compare pricing online before you go to the store so you can get an idea of what you can expect to spend. Don’t forget to factor in installation into the equation. This may be a job best left to the experts. Just remember that the labor and materials, like connectors and fittings, can quickly add up to more than the cost of the hood itself. 

  2. Installation 

Under Cabinet Range Hoods

Under cabinet range hoods are one of the most common types you’ll see. They’re an affordable choice that makes sense with many types of kitchen designs. The vent hood is installed under your cabinets and above your stove or range, ideally spanning the length of the stove so it can capture all the heat and smoke as it rises and before it reaches your cabinets.

Under cabinet range hoods are relatively easy to install and cost less than many of the other types of kitchen hoods. You can find some that are stylish and others are mostly designed to be functional without drawing much notice. Some under cabinet models will include ducts that transport the smoke and particles out of your kitchen to outside, while ductless versions will recirculate the air into the kitchen. Models with ducts are more effective, but cost more and will be more difficult to install.

Wall Mount Range Hoods

Some ranges are installed in spots where there aren’t any cabinets over them. In that case, under cabinet hoods obviously cease to be an option and many homeowners consider wall mounted hoods instead.

Wall mounted range hoods are sometimes called wall-mounted chimneys, because they frequently resemble a chimney in shape. They’re wider on the bottom, ideally stretching the full length of the stove (as with under cabinet models) so they can capture everything that rises up, but narrowing to the vent that resembles a chimney.

They typically cost a bit more than under cabinet vent hoods, but many people prefer the look of them and they’re the more logical choice to install over a stove that’s located in a spot without cabinets directly above it.

Island Hoods or Ceiling Mounted 

Island hoods are very similar in design and appearance to wall mount chimneys, but are designed for installation in spaces where there isn’t a wall to attach the hood — so over a stove installed in an island, basically. Instead of the vent connecting to ducts in the wall, it does so in the ceiling and vents out the smoke that way.

These tend to be on the more expensive side, but many of them are designed to be especially beautiful and sleek looking. Many remodelers may choose to go with an island vent hood for aesthetic purposes, but for anyone planning to have their stove as part of an island in the middle of the kitchen, they’re the most logical choice

Downdraft Range Hoods

Downdraft hoods are generally regarded as the least effective option on this list, but they’re handy for those who want their range hood to stay visually out of the way whenever not in use. They’re connected to ducts beneath the floor, so work to move the smoke and air out in a downward direction (against its natural flow up), which is understandably more difficult and probably why they’re widely regarded as less effective than other options.

Under-Cabinet Range Hoods

One of the more common and compact options for range ventilation is the under-cabinet hood. This sort of range hood is mounted underneath of the cabinets that are positioned directly above your stove. The design of the required venting system is simple for the most part and versatile enough to be able to go with any kitchen style. In order to provide ventilation, the duct work for the hood is either placed behind the hood out of an exterior wall or up through the cabinet above the hood. This can take away any storage you may want to utilize in your cabinet, but for the most part this type of hood does end up saving a little bit of wall space.  25 & 25A, Lebuh Lapangan Siber 1, Bandar Cyber, 31350 Ipoh, Perak .

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Published : 17-Jun-2019

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