Range Hood Installation
Installing a Range Hood
Range hoods are an essential kitchen appliance, helping to reduce airborne grease, smoke, smells, and heat generated during cooking. Whether integrated underneath the cabinets or suspended over a kitchen island, range hoods can help keep your kitchen clear of smoke and odors. Besides finding a range hood that matches your existing range, there are many other factors to consider when selecting and installing one. With so many models and prices available today, it can be overwhelming to find the right one for your needs.
Before you begin the installation process, it is important to consider the size of your kitchen and the type of range hood you need. Wall-mounted range hoods are typically more powerful than island-mounted models, so if your kitchen has a large cooking area, you may want to opt for a wall-mounted model. Additionally, some range hoods require ducting while others do not.
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To Vent or Not to Vent
Range hoods are an important part of any kitchen setup, as they help to remove smoke, odors, and grease from the air. It is ideal to vent your range hood to the outside in order to get the most efficient and powerful performance from it. Ducted range hoods are designed with a duct system that pulls air out of your kitchen and vents it outside. This type of hood is more durable than ductless range hoods, which pull air through charcoal filters and recirculate it back into your kitchen.
However, you don’t necessarily need to vent your range hood outside. If you don’t have room for ductwork or if you’re limited by space constraints, a ductless hood may be the best option for you. While these types of hoods aren’t as powerful or efficient as their ducted counterparts, they can still provide adequate ventilation for smaller kitchens. Ultimately, it depends on your specific kitchen setup and what works best for you. But always consider a ducted hood over a ductless one if possible. Call Action Air Duct and we will help you pick the right range hood for your space.
Ductless vs. Ducted Range Hood Systems
Ducted range hoods are vented outside and are the most effective way to remove odors, smoke, and heat from your kitchen while cooking. They keep fumes from entering other areas of your home while providing ambient lighting. They tend to be quieter since the ventilation is external, and they can generally accommodate higher airflow power. Ducted range hoods are typically more powerful, as the fan and motor combination provide a strong suction to vent air directly outside of your home. They also offer higher efficiency, trapping most of the smoke and steam produced while cooking, while keeping your kitchen free of odors.
Ductless range hoods are best for people who don’t want an external vent or can’t run venting due to building restrictions. Ductless range hoods have an exterior fan connected to an internal filter. This filters smoke and odors rather than sending them out of the house; these units are slightly quieter than ducted hoods but are not as efficient at trapping smoke and odors, meaning you may need to replace the filter more frequently. Ductless range hoods use charcoal filters that absorb some of the cooking smells, but ultimately need more frequent maintenance in order to avoid any smoke buildup.
Types of Range Hoods
Action Air Duct technicians have installed all of the following types of range hoods and can help with choosing the right vent hood and then with proper installation.
When installing an under cabinet range hood, it’s best to hire a professional who has experience with this type of installation. This will ensure that your new vent hood is properly installed so that it functions as intended for many years to come.
Installing a wall mounted range hood is not a difficult task, but it does require some knowledge of electrical wiring and ductwork. While a homeowner might consider installing a wall mounted range hood as a DIY project, it is often safer to have a professional installer do it instead. The parts to a wall mounted range hood are large and bulky and it is critical to place the range hood level and centered over the stove. This can be tricky if you don’t have experience with these types of installations. Let Action Air Duct install it right the first time!
Venting an island range hood requires actually cutting an accurate tight-fitting hole into your ceiling for the vent to pass through. The hole must be placed so that the hood will be centered over the stove in the island. The range hood must be the proper distance from the stove to work optimally. Since island range hoods are fairly heavy, if there are no beams in the ceiling over the stove, additional supports need to be added to make sure the hood does not pull out of the ceiling mount. Mounting an island range hood has many steps and parts, from mechanical to electrical to the manpower required to mount it safely. For your safely and peace of mind it is best to have a professional like Action Air Duct install your island range hood.
Replacing your kitchen fan with a ductless hood is an inexpensive way to improve the kitchen air quality. If you live in an apartment or condominium where it isn’t possible to install additional ductwork, a ductless hood is the perfect solution for over-the-range electric cooktops and hoods.
In a ductless range hood, a charcoal filter is used to capture pollutants and purify the air. Depending on how often you use your stove and your cooking style (more grease or less) the filter will need to be replace after approximately 120 hours of cooking or three to six months. Regularly replacing the filter will keep your kitchen free from smoke and other airborne contaminants. With a ductless range hood, you can enjoy improved air quality without having to worry about complicated ductwork installation.
If you only have a kitchen fan and have noticed the walls and surfaces of your kitchen getting yellowed or feeling greasy, call Action Air Duct of Denver, Colorado to see what type of ductless range hood will fit your needs.
Commercial Vent Hood Installation
Installing a commercial vent hood is an important step for any restaurant owner. Commercial vent hoods are much more powerful than residential vent hoods, and they come with fire safety measures to ensure that you have a safe work environment at all times. The cost of installation can vary widely depending on the size of the hood and where it needs to be located. Generally, larger hoods will cost more money to install, so it’s important to get an accurate quote from your installation company before committing to a purchase. Action Air Duct provides free estimates and upfront pricing so there are no surprises.
The installation process itself can be quite complex and time consuming. It requires specialized knowledge and tools, so it’s best to leave this job up to professionals who know what they’re doing. In addition, some local codes may require additional safety measures that need to be taken into account when installing a commercial vent hood. For these reasons, it’s important to hire a professional like Action Air Duct who’s licensed and certified professionals are experienced in commercial vent hood installation. Action Air Duct will take all precautions to avoid damaging studs, pipes and wires while cutting or drilling, and they will relocate pipes and wires when necessary. Furthermore, they will ensure that the vent hood is properly vented to the outside, which may require moving or adding ductwork to ensure the system meets all local codes.
Action Air Duct provides a free estimate and upfront pricing so there are no surprises. Action Air Duct will ensure that your hood is installed correctly and safely, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your restaurant is up to code.