Why Range Hoods are Important

Kitchen Range Hood

Range hoods aren’t just the decorative centerpiece of a kitchen… they’re important for your health!

Range hoods are often considered a decorative piece, but they actually also serve an important purpose. In fact, the ventilation that range hoods provide is very good for our health. Not only does it vent the moisture from cooking and the carbon monoxide produced as the burners start, but also more dangerous things such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and formaldehyde, which is a byproduct of heated oil. It also removes the fine particles, created by cooking food, from the air, so that they do not end up as residue on the walls or being inhaled by the home’s occupants.

It is important to note that the design of the hood depends on the requirements of your particular town’s building code. Some towns’ building codes may dictate how high and deep the hood will be. There are many different options available for range hoods, from both aesthetic and functional standpoints. You can refer to our article from 2010 for some tips on how to select the right range hood for your kitchen. If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen, the range hood needs to be an important part of your plan.

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2 Responses to “Why Range Hoods are Important”

  1. 1 Aaron Allen November 30, 2013 at 1:03 am

    A range hood is actually one of the most important appliances in the kitchen. It consists of a canopy or some other type of “capture area” and a fan or blower motor to extract the air pollution caused by cooking.

    • 2 National Lumber January 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      We appreciate the comments of this company, but please understand that Kitchen Views is not affiliated with them and does not endorse them. They appear to have a good website, but if you want to make a purchase it’s up to the buyer to verify their business reputation.

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