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How Many People Do You Need to Install a Range Hood?

If you feel anxious by the thought of installing your range hood, here's how many people should help you and whether or not you can install it yourself.

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Range hoods are essential to any kitchen since they remove stale air, aromas, oil, and heat from the area when cooking. Installing a range hood can be a daunting task, and it can be even worse if you are installing it alone. So how many people should help you install your range hood? Can you install it yourself?

In this article, we’ll outline the number of people you’ll need to help you, how long it takes, and whether you can install it yourself so you can have the kitchen of your dreams.

Image of a kitchen with white cabinets, a window, a stove, and a range hood. Source: max vakhtbovych, pexels
Image of a kitchen with white cabinets, a window, a stove, and a range hood. Source: Max Vakhtbovych, Pexels

You should always have at least two people during a heavy and delicate installation, such as a range hood. However, you may install a ductless range hood by yourself, given that you have the proper equipment. A ducted range hood is considerably more complicated and thus requires more help.

How many people are required to install a ductless range hood?

If you have the DIY spirit, you may be able to do this project yourself. It’s easy to do on your own with only a few basic tools and basic knowledge, but if your hood needs a firm electrical connection, I recommend hiring an expert. If you have a hood that connects to the outlet, you should be good to go with a DIY installation.

How many people are required to install a ducted range hood?

It’s not easy to have a ducted range hood installed. A lot of work and time will be required. Therefore, you should not do this job yourself. Installing a ducted range hood is a job that requires at least two people. You should go to an electrician if your hood needs hard wiring and your electrical outlet is not the standard three-pronged.

Who installs a range hood?

You may hire a professional HVAC or remodeling company to set up your range hood. Get in touch with a qualified general contractor or kitchen remodeler to set up the ducting for your new range hood.

The power cord for a range hood typically has three prongs, and you can easily connect it to an outlet. However, if it requires hardwiring, you may want to hire an electrician to help you.

How much does it cost to install a range hood?

The average cost of having a range hood installed is $750. Prices vary from $400 to $1,500. That’s not including the cost of the hood itself. The final cost will depend on the range of products you choose and the cost of labor in your area.

How long does it take to install a range hood?

Installation time ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending on the size and number of needed supports. It will take considerably longer if they need to change your ducting or electrical wiring. Also, a bigger kitchen range hood will require more time to install.

Image of a kitchen with wooden cabinets, a white countertop, an induction stove, and a range hood. Source: max vakhtbovych, pexels
Image of a kitchen with wooden cabinets, a white countertop, an induction stove, and a range hood. Source: max vakhtbovych, pexels

Can I install a range hood myself?

A DIY range hood installation saves money over hiring a professional. The typical homeowner may easily install a hood. If you’re handy around the home and can do tasks like installing or repairing things, mounting your range hood shouldn’t be too much of a problem. YouTube has many how-to videos that may assist with the installation process. On top of that, the manufacturer likely has some installation guides or instructions available for you.

Be sure to read the manual before using it. Different brands of range hoods may have their own unique set of instructions. The manual might also provide some useful advice.

Here are some items you might need when installing your range hood—DIY style.

If you want even more tips and insights, watch this video called “How to install a Vented Range Hood (Where there wasn’t one before)” from the Rainbow Guys DIY YouTube Channel.

A video called “How to install a Vented Range Hood (Where there wasn’t one before)” from the Rainbow Guys DIY YouTube Channel.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Do you still have questions? Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about how many people you will need to install a range hood.

What is range hood?

One of the most useful kitchen gadgets is a range hood. A canopy capture area and a fan or blower motor are used to remove smoke and odors from the air around a cooking area. The range hood protects the air quality in the kitchen and makes cleanup easier by getting rid of the dirty air right above the cooking surface.

Are ducted hoods difficult to install?

Since ducted hoods need to be able to get the air out of the room, the layout of the kitchen may make it hard to put them in. This limits their flexibility regarding placement inside the kitchen.

What is the difference between a ducted and ductless hood?

The exhaust from a ducted range hood is sent outside via a series of pipes and ductwork. This sets it apart from ductless range hoods, which only filter and recycle the air inside the kitchen.

What is CFM?

The rate of airflow in cubic feet per minute (CFM) is an important parameter for air-handling systems and other ways of moving air. The cubic feet per minute (CFM) rate is a measurement of airflow relative to time and is based on the efficiency of a certain tool or appliance.

Conclusion

So, how many people do you need to install a range hood? The answer is simple: two. But if you want to save yourself from the hassle of doing it alone, opt for a ductless range hood instead.

This article covered how many people you need to install a ductless or ducted range hood and who installs one. Here are some key takeaways:

Key takeaways

  • It’s easy to install your ductless range hood with only a few basic tools and knowledge.
  • It’s not always easy to have a ducted range hood installed.
  • You may hire a professional HVAC or remodeling company to set up your range hood.
  • Wall hoods usually must be hung two to three feet above the cooktop.
  • The best spot for your kitchen’s exhaust fan is determined by how your kitchen is laid out.

So, did you hire people to install a range hood in your kitchen? And did I cover everything you wanted to know? Let me know in the comments section below (I read and reply to every comment). If you found this article helpful, check out my full blog for more tips and tricks in your kitchen. Thanks for reading, and stay safe.

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Written By Roger Harris
Hey there! My name is Roger, and I've been selling range hoods for over six years. I now run this blog all about range hoods and kitchen ventilation! If you're looking for a new range hood for your kitchen, this is the place for you.

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