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What You Need To Know About Kitchen Ventilation

You might be the second coming of Betty Crocker, but your cooking is still going to produce grease, moisture and odor– it’s unavoidable. That is why all of the great chefs know how important kitchen ventilation is. While you are serving up your delicious meals, don’t forget to let your range hood do its job by cleaning up the aftermath. Just keep reading for some great tips on choosing the right ventilation system for you:

The Power
The right kitchen hood all depends on the size and usage of the stove. If you have a large six burner range, you are going to need a hood that can withstand your cooking habits. For frequently used gas burning stoves, you will need a range hood that operates anywhere between 600-1200 CFM’s (Cubic Feet Per Minute).

The Noise
After slaving over the stove for hours, nobody wants to turn on an exhaust fan that sounds like a diesel truck. Unfortunately, some older range hoods can’t control their sound, but just like air conditioners, some newer models are almost silent.

The Location
The location of your blower can also help cut down on fan noise. Most units have the blower in the body of the range hood. While this is the cheapest option, it is also the loudest. If you are able to afford a more expensive ventilation system, check out some that have an external blower. This option is the most effective and it comes with the least amount of noise.

Even the best chefs need a little ventilation help in the kitchen. At Schmidt Mechanical, we offer premier kitchen hood systems from leading brands like CaptiveAire and Greenheck. In addition to impeccable, professional installation, our seasoned technicians can consult on the various types of hoods and advise on the system that is right for you.

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