Capucina Chevalier Range Hood January 25, 2019 07:16:20
Ducted types of hoods are fitted with aluminum filters to trap any grease before odors and smoke are forced outside. Some models may feature stainless steel filters. It is you to decide what works best although the difference may not be big. However, you must remember to wash the filter in the dishwasher monthly to ensure filtering efficiency. In case your cooking involves a significant amount of grease (such as wok cooking or frying) then you should wash the filters more often. Ductless hoods usually use charcoal filters to remove grease, odors, and smoke. Unlike aluminum or stainless filters of the duct types of the range hoods, the charcoal filters are not washable. To serve you effectively, you will have to replace them monthly.
In this case, you buy a hood that you can duct to the outside to completely get rid of the irritants. You can choose to buy a hood that mounts on the exterior wall or the interior wall (island). In the former case, the exhaust ducts will be shorter. In the latter case, the ducts will have to be longer in order to relay the irritants to the outside. With a longer duct, the hood must also be powerful enough to force the air out. The duct system must install correctly for it to work efficiently and to boost the performance of the hood in general. Keep in mind that the hood must not be ducted to a basement or an attic. You must read the installation instructions well to know how the hood will duct. Seek the services of a professional if you are not sure how to go about this.