If you’re building a home, selling your current home, or remodeling your kitchen, it’s important to consider the advantages of a range hood. A range hood, also referred to as a ventilation hood, is a canopy with a powerful fan that’s installed directly over your cooktop. Its function is to provide filtering support by removing odors, heat, steam, and gases that develop during the cooking process.
A range hood offers a variety of benefits to homeowners. The most important benefit is that it removes potentially toxic airborne grease, smoke, and gases from the air in the kitchen and nearby rooms. In addition to cleaning the air, it helps cut down on bacteria and mold growth on your cooking surfaces. It removes heat while you’re preparing a meal, and keeps grease from settling on cooking surfaces and creating a sticky mess. It also illuminates the cooktop area, making it easier to see while cooking and cleaning.
Range hoods come in a variety of options. An island-mount (or ceiling-mount) hood is attached to the ceiling, and is used to ventilate a cooktop on a center island or peninsula. A wall-mount (chimney-style) hood is installed on a wall above the cooktop. These full-size range hoods provide maximum ventilation power. A smaller, under-cabinet hood or a combination microwave/range hood are inexpensive alternatives, but the power of the fans are limited and provide less ventilation.
Range hoods either ventilate the air to the outside of the home, or they recirculate it back into the room after passing through an air filter. A hood with an outside duct will provide stronger performance, less noise, and better air quality, without the ongoing expense of air filter replacement. Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale can install any type of range hood to suit your needs. For more information, please contact:
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale
245 W. Roosevelt Road #69
West Chicago, IL