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