Brian Wellnitz
Brian has over a decade of specialized experience bringing products to market and educating consumers and professionals in kitchen ventilation products for residential applications. Working for the world leader in residential kitchen ventilation products, Brian has led more than 100 projects to develop designs that address the broad array of style and application needs within the market under the Best, Broan and NuTone brands.

Tips to make the best use of your range hood

Tips to make the best use of your range hood

Do you know why it's important to use the range hood if you have one, and why it's important to have one that's properly sized and installed?

Neutral cooking oils fight kitchen odors

Neutral cooking oils fight kitchen odors

Choosing the best cooking oil can make your cooking efforts shine. The oil should be neutral, not imparting any flavor or smell.

Range hoods with style

Range hoods with style

Sure, a range hood is an important part of your home's ventilation system. It keeps kitchen odors, moisture and smoke under control to let you enjoy cooking without regrets. But a range hood may also be the centerpiece of your kitchen.

How do I choose the right range hood?

How do I choose the right range hood?

There are three things people are most concerned about when choosing a range hood. In no particular order, the main factors are noise, smoke and odor removal, and energy efficiency.

Quiet cooking tips with BEST range hoods

Quiet cooking tips with BEST range hoods

In most houses, the kitchen is the main gathering place. While it may get noisy in there, the range hood shouldn't be the main source of sound.

Tips for clean cooking

Tips for clean cooking

Back in 2013, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory conducted groundbreaking research into kitchen pollution and how range hoods perform in removing pollutants.

Energy Star range hoods

Energy Star range hoods

Hope you don't mind a little bragging, but Broan-Nutone pioneered Energy Star qualified range hoods. That means you can have effective kitchen ventilation that also saves energy.

How to choose the right range hood

How to choose the right range hood

If you're in the market for a range hood, it can be confusing. There are so many different types and styles on the market. And every manufacturer makes claims about how it will perform. It's tough to sort through all the information.

Home on the range

Home on the range

The range in a home can be the source of a lot of moisture and odors in the home. A microwave over the range typically has a fan built in to the enclosure that draws air in.

What do you know about a healthy kitchen?

What do you know about a healthy kitchen?

For most homes, the kitchen is the center of activity. But it can also be the main source of indoor air pollutants, according to the Home Ventilating Institute.

No noise is good noise

No noise is good noise

If you have an older home with the original equipment range hood, you'll be surprised at how quiet new models can be. Fans get louder over time as components wear, and new technology has dramatically cut the noise levels.

Hi tech fan solutions

Hi tech fan solutions

Like any thing else you buy for your kitchen, the more you pay the better performance and features you'll find. Your range hood is no different. We'll look at some of the latest innovations and gadgets in the market today.

How to pick a range hood

How to pick a range hood

When you're looking for a range hood there are some basic things to keep in mind. Check with the range manufacturer to see if they have recommendations or specifications. Generally, a gas range will require a larger capacity hood than an electric range will.

What type of range hood fits your home?

What type of range hood fits your home?

A range hood can make or break your cooking experience. A well designed and installed cooking set up can manage heat and odors and make the experience a pleasant one for the cook and everyone else in the home.

Range hood choices

Range hood choices

There are many variations of range hoods that you can choose from. In some cases, the layout of the home and kitchen will dictate what type of hood you will have. But in any case, there also stylistic choices that will make your range hood a beautiful part of your kitchen.

Be a fan of your kitchen fan

Be a fan of your kitchen fan

What's the worst room in your house for indoor air pollution? No, it's not the bathroom (I was surprised too).

Range hood options

Range hood options

When you're whipping up a family favorite, the aroma helps everyone's tastebuds get ready. But the same lingering smell after the meal is an odor. What's the difference between and aroma and an odor? An aroma is a smell you...

Spot ventilation standards

Spot ventilation standards

How much ventilation does your home need? There's no need to guess. Building professionals know the guiding standard for residential ventilation design is...

Is my exhaust fan working?

Is my exhaust fan working?

If you've lived in your house for a decade or more, your ventilation fans have given you hundreds of hours of service. Like any mechanical device, the bathroom fan will eventually wear out.

Beware of backdrafting

Beware of backdrafting

Typically, supply and exhaust ventilation systems can pressurize or de-pressurize the home. A house under enough negative pressure can pull air down the chimney...

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