A convertible range hood is an appliance designed to remove smoke, steam, grease, cooking fumes and odors from the air in your kitchen, with or without ductwork for ventilation.
What is the difference between convertible and ducted range hood?
A convertible range hood is a range hood that can be converted from ducted to ductless. They are typically ducted hoods that can be converted to ductless using a recirculating kit. It vents the air coming through your range hood through charcoal filters and back into your home.
What does a convertible vent mean?
1-3 of 3 Answers Convertible means it can vent through the wall or ceiling using a duct, or can be converted to non-venting (filters the air and blows it back into the kitchen) with Recirculation Kit Part Number W10294733 which is available from your dealer or an authorized parts distributor.
Do range hoods have to be vented outside?
Range hoods do not have to be vented to the outside. But, ducted range hoods are almost always preferred over ductless hoods. They remove all the smoke and cooking exhaust from your kitchen, while ductless hoods recirculate your cooking exhaust back into your kitchen.
Do ductless range hoods remove smoke?
A ductless (or ventless) range hood does not vent out of the home, instead, it carries the debris and smoke form the air and filters it through a charcoal or carbon filter before releasing it back into the room. While many times this method is not as functional as a vented hood, it does work.
Are ventless hoods any good?
Unvented range hoods do filter some grease and cooking odors from the air, but the general consensus is that they’re nowhere near as effective. Nor do they remove heat and humidity, so they won’t help keep your kitchen cool while you cook.
What is the difference between vented and non vented range hoods?
A vented hood, sometimes called a ducted hood, sends the grease, moisture, and air outside of your home through the wall or roof. An unvented hood filters the air through a carbon filter and recirculates the air inside your kitchen.
Do you really need a range hood?
Yes. A range hood keeps cooking exhaust, chemicals, and smoke out of your kitchen. It improves your indoor air quality and streamlines your cooking experience.
How do I know if my range hood is vented?
Range hoods are vented up through the roof or out through an exterior wall. Look for a metal duct going through the cabinets above or an exhaust cap on the exterior wall behind the range hood. You should feel air being blown out of the exhaust cap on the roof or wall when the fan is running.
Should I vent my range hood through the roof?
If a roof is not vented, then grease, dirt, smoke, and chemicals will build up inside your attic. It can be dangerous to your health to keep these contaminants inside your home. Venting your range hood into the attic essentially defeats the purpose of having a ducted range hood.
Can range hood vent into attic?
No, you should never vent your range hood into the attic. The excess buildup of grease and moisture in your attic will ruin it and over time may cause mold damage. Instead, vent your hood through an interior wall or through the ceiling all the way outside of your home.
Do you need a range hood for an induction cooktop?
You need a range hood over your induction cooktop to vent cooking grease, oils, smoke, and strong cooking smells from your home. A range hood also keeps you and your family healthy. You don’t want to breathe in all the fumes produced from your cooking. It can cause headaches, disorientation, and other similar symptoms.
How do you know if your range hood is ductless?
The most obvious way to determine if your range hood is ductless is whether or not you have ductwork. If you have no ductwork, your hood recirculates kitchen air. Also, if your vent hood comes with carbon filters or a recirculating kit, it is ductless.
Are range hoods hardwired or plug in?
Range hoods can be both hardwired and plugin. If your hood came with a plug, it doesn’t require hardwiring. If there’s no plug, it is meant to be hardwired. Depending on the manufacturer’s specification, hoods that come with a plug can be hardwired, and hardwired hoods can be made to plug in.
How much does it cost to install a ducted range hood?
The cost of installing a ducted range hood varies greatly depending on the hood’s size. It may range from $100 to $1000. Ducted hood installations can take up to four hours. The price will likely increase based on the size of the job.
What is the difference between duct and ductless range hoods?
A ducted range hood must be connected to a duct with pipes that carry the airborne particles away from the kitchen to the outdoors. This is what differentiates it from a ductless range hood, which instead just recirculates through a filter and then back into the kitchen.
Can I use a ductless range hood with a gas stove?
We don’t recommend venting your gas stove with a ductless hood. A ductless range hood merely recirculates your kitchen air. The air moves into your hood through charcoal filters and back into the kitchen. A ductless range hood can’t get rid of a lot of the ultra-fine particles that are harmful to your health.