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Range Hood Homeland | Kitchen Ventilation and Remodeling

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Vent Hoods & Chimneys

Do Range Hoods Have Warranty? (Limited or Lifetime Policy)

Are you in the market for a new range hood? Please read this article to learn about the many benefits of owning one and whether it comes with a warranty.
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Vent Hoods & Chimneys

What Are Baffle Filters? How Do They Work? (Answered)

A range hood is a must-have for any kitchen. This article will discuss the importance of baffle filters in a range hood and which type should be used.
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Maintenance & Repairs

Can You Clean a Charcoal Range Hood Filter (The Truth)

You will certainly want a range hood with a good filter. So, does a charcoal filter make for a good filter? And can you clean a vent hood charcoal filter?
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Vent Hoods & Chimneys

What Are Carbon Filters? How Do They Work (Answered)

Is it charcoal filter, or carbon filter. How do they work? Are they the same thing? And do you need them in your range hood? Let's discuss.
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Vent Hoods & Chimneys

What Are Mesh Filters? How Do They Work (Answered)

In this article, you will learn what mesh filters are, what they are made of, how to replace them, and how to choose a new one if necessary.
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Maintenance & Repairs

Do You Need a License to Clean a Range Hood (Answered)

Are you interested in learning whether cleaning your range hood is against the law? Wondering whether a permit or license is required. Read on.
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Maintenance & Repairs

Do You Need a License to Repair Residential Range Hoods? (Answered)

Range hoods are essential in any kitchen. But before installing one, make sure you know if you need a license to repair them.
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Accessories & Equipment

Can You Use LED Bulbs in A Range Hood (Answered)

You might be wondering if you're replacing your old range hoods lights. If you can use LED lights instead of halogen lights, right? Here's the answer.
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Accessories & Equipment

What Is Tempered Glass? Is it Safe on a Range Hood?

Are you curious about what tempered glass is and what benefits it has? Then read on to find out more about this innovative range hood material.
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Installation & Configuration

Can a Range Hood Vent Through the Floor (Answered)

Do you want to vent your range hood through the floor? Continue reading to learn if this is possible and how to do it correctly.
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Vent Hoods & Chimneys

What’s a Sone? How Does It Apply to Range Hoods? (Answer)

If you want a quiet range hood that won't disturb your family, you should look for one with a lower sone rating. But what about the sone?
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Installation & Configuration

7 Common Range Hood Installation Mistakes (How To Avoid Them)

Range hood installation can be a daunting task, but with the help of this blog post, you'll be able to avoid some common installation mistakes.
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Installation & Configuration

Should Your Range Hood the Touch Cabinets (Answered)

If you're just installing your hood, you're probably wondering if you can install it flush against your cabinets. If so, this is the post for you.
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Accessories & Equipment

What Is Stainless Steel Gauge? Which Is Best for A Range Hood?

Confused about the stainless steel gauge? Learn about the different stainless steel gauges and their uses in your kitchen to find the best one.
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Installation & Configuration

Can You Install a Range Hood Over an Open Fire? (Answered)

The open flame in a range hood can be dangerous. Is it safe to install a range hood over an open fire? Here is a guide to help you out.
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Home & Community

Do You Need a Vent for an Electric Stove? (Answered)

If you're using an electric stove, you might wonder if you need a vent. Here's what you need to know before making a decision.
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Maintenance & Repairs

When Should You Replace Your Range Hood Filters (Answered)

Are your kitchen hood filters dirty? Here are the steps you need to take to replace them regularly and maintain optimal airflow in your kitchen.
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Vent Hoods & Chimneys

How Many Amps Does a Range Hood Draw? (Answered)

Wondering how many amps a range hood draws? Here's an estimate based on the average household electrical usage.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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What is a range hood?

A range hood, also known as a kitchen hood or exhaust hood, is a device installed above a stove or cooktop to remove smoke, heat, steam, and airborne grease and particles from the air. The range hood contains a fan and filter system that sucks up the contaminants and vents them outside the home, or recirculates the air through a filter to remove the impurities before releasing it back into the kitchen.

Why do you need a range hood?

A range hood is an essential appliance for any kitchen because it helps improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants and odors, prevents moisture buildup and mold growth, and reduces the risk of fire and smoke damage. It also helps to keep the kitchen clean by preventing grease buildup on surfaces and cabinets.

What are the different types of range hoods?

There are several types of range hoods available, including wall-mounted, under-cabinet, island-mount, downdraft, and custom-built hoods. Wall-mounted and under-cabinet hoods are the most common and are installed against the wall or under a cabinet above the stove. Island-mount hoods are installed above a stove on an island in the middle of the kitchen. Downdraft hoods are installed on the cooktop surface and pull the air down and out through the floor. Custom-built hoods are designed and built to fit the unique layout and style of the kitchen.

How do I choose the right size range hood for my stove?

To choose the right size range hood for your stove, you should measure the width of your cooktop and choose a hood that is at least as wide as the cooktop, or slightly wider. The recommended airflow rate for a range hood is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM), and it should be able to exchange the air in the kitchen at least 15 times per hour.

The height of the hood should also be considered to ensure it is at the appropriate distance from the cooktop to effectively capture smoke and grease. It is recommended to consult a professional or refer to the manufacturer's guidelines to ensure proper installation and sizing of the range hood.