If you’ve spent any measure of time working within a busy kitchen, you no doubt have become aware of the array of steam, smoke, and odors that can be produced by your stove and stovetop. In a large enough kitchen with regular airflow, these airborne vapors would typically be whisked away and dispersed out into the open air.
When you don’t have a large enough kitchen with appropriate airflow, these same airborne contaminants can become pretty problematic. The solution for a smoking, steaming, odor-lending stovetop is what we call a range hood.
Range hoods have been a fixture in kitchens around the world for years, but now homeowners are starting to ask themselves: do we really need this hood? Today, we are going to take some time in order to evaluate the benefits of the common kitchen range hood. We’re going to highlight just why it is so important that your kitchen is equipped with a hood in order for it to function properly.
The Value & Purpose Of A Range Hood
A Brief Note On Range Hood Styles & Sizes
If you are looking to install a new range hood into your home, you’ll have to base it off of the size of your kitchen and the power of your range. This means that you will be selecting from different styles of range hoods: full-sized, half-sized, island-mounted, and wall-mounted. From there, you will also have to make sure to focus on the type of ventilation system that you have. Some range hoods are ductless while others focus on recirculating. Ductless hoods use activated carbon to remove odor and contaminants before returning the air back into your room.
As you can see from our extensive discussion, range hoods are not just beneficial for your kitchens, they are almost considered a necessity. Range hoods offer a variety of different benefits to your kitchen and to your own personal health, so make sure that yours is properly installed and operating efficiently.