4 Ducted Range Hood Venting Options To Consider
Kitchens are one of the most used rooms in a home, which can cause problems sometimes. Lots of activity and cooking can cause heat, grease, fumes, and more to build up in the air. One way to help get rid of this dirty air is by installing a ducted range hood. You can duct and vent a range hood in several ways for maximum efficiency in your kitchen. We explain the four most popular ducted range hood venting options you should consider below.
Under Cabinet Range Hood
Many overhead cabinets have built-in range hoods above stovetops and ranges. Luckily, this placement doesn’t prevent you from adding an under cabinet range hood that you can vent into ducting. Depending on your home’s layout, you have several venting options for this ducting. You can add horizontal or vertical ducting that vents the dirty air from your kitchen through an exterior wall or roof. Many under cabinet range hoods are against an interior wall, and the best choice is vertical ducting that vents the air through the roof, but you will have to decide which option is best for your home.
Wall-Mounted Range Hood
If you don’t have upper cabinets in your kitchen or you’re designing your kitchen around your range hood, then you can choose a wall-mounted range hood. This style is like the under cabinet range hood, except that the hood isn’t hidden within a cabinet. Wall-mounted range hoods are often bigger and more powerful. The same venting options apply to ducting for under cabinet and wall-mounted range hoods. However, since the hood is taking up more vertical space on your wall, many choose vertical ducting with roof venting.
Ceiling-Mounted Island Range Hood
You don’t need a wall to install a range hood. Ceiling-mounted island or chimney range hoods are available for stovetops and ranges placed within a kitchen island or peninsula. They are like a wall-mounted range hood, except there isn’t a wall behind them. Since they are essentially free-standing, the ductwork must vent into the ceiling. While the duct work within the ceiling can vent horizontally or vertically outside of the home, many vent it vertically since it will match the range hood’s positioning.
Downdraft Range Vents
Downdraft range vents are technically a type of range hood, even though they come in a different form. Instead of hanging over your stovetop or range, these vents slot behind the worksurface and pull the air downward, hence their name. Although they do not have a literal hood like the other options, they still require ducting and venting so that the air leaves your kitchen. Many homeowners duct them horizontally underneath their cabinets since the vents are horizontal. They then vent them through an exterior wall.
Consider one of these four ducted range hood venting options so that your kitchen can function at its best. Robam has range hoods for sale that will look great in your kitchen and will keep your air clean and safe.