these are dishwasher safe and extremely efficient at capturing airborne contaminants
unlike typical venthood mesh filters we make a range hood mesh filter with a 304 stainless steel case that covers the entire surface of the rangehood filter - this makes the range hood filter extremely durable and washable by hand as well as in the dishwasher
our range hoods use 120v LED that provide a clean pure light with a very wide spread - all of the lighting is rheostat controlled which enable infinite control
we offer a wide choice of internal, inline or external range hood blower systems that are controlled by an infinite variable controls - follow this link for blower options (links to Blower Options)
The very first thing to work out is whether you need an island range hood, a wooden canopy insert/liner range hood, a wall mount range hood or an under cabinet range hood - follow this link to see the differences.
Once the above has been worked out then you need to decide on the all important style - what basic shape of range hood do you want - follow these links to work out which style you prefer:
Of course we can also make a specific style range hood you have seen or want - we will require a picture or even hand drawn sketch of the range hood together with the information listed below to assist in the kitchen hood design process.
Now that you have decided on a few styles of range hood the all important finishes must be chosen
You now need to determine what space you have available for the range hood. Allow between 30" and 34" space between the planned underside of the range hood and the top of the counter top - the space remaining to the ceiling or underside of the soffit is the height available for the hood.
How wide is your range cook top and how much width do you have available for the hood - ideally the hood must be 3" wider than the range top on either side - as a minimum it should be the same width as the range top and cover at least all of the burner surfaces.
Take a look at the owners manual for your range top or look it up on line and add up the stated btu's for each burner on the range top - the sum of these gives you a number something like - 75 000 btu. In order to size the range hood blower divide this 75 000 by 100 - the result is the ideal blower size - in this case 750cfm.
Baffle filters are always the best to use and are a must on the higher cfm blower systems. Mesh filters are generally okay on the lower cfm applications or over electric including induction. Baffles filters are quieter than mesh filters and also have the added advantage at being better for fire containment. All range hood filters must be washed on a regular basis - the more the better - washing won't damage them.
Internal range hood blowers are integral to the range hood itself - they are not in the duct run or on the outside of the building as are external range hood blowers(remotel range hood blowers can be either inline of the duct run or external to the building). Typically externally mounted exhaust hood blowers are the most silent and efficient - it is a lot easier to pull the air than push it - it is also a lot easier to work on an external blower than an inline blower in the ceiling or soffit for example. The other critical component is ducting - if your ducting has restrictions in it due to many bends or crimping of the pipe the blower will have to work harder and will be noisy. Internal blowers are less expensive than external systems however they are nosier because the motor is right inside the hood.
Can the range hood be ducted directly outside and if ducting already exists how big is it. How many bends are there in the exhaust ducting. It is very important to make the ducting the correct recommended size and with a minimum number of 90 degree bends as possible to ensure an unrestricted flow of air.