The range hood is the chief ventilation unit of a kitchen and consists of three main components:
- The Hood: Serves as canopy collecting all the smoke and fumes that emanate from the cooking surface.
- The Blower System: Sucks in the emissions of all kinds.
- Ducting: It exhausts the emissions out of your kitchen through a duct network.
It is important to understand that ducting is not always a part of the system, for more on this please refer to our page that discusses ductless range hoods. But irrespective of the type of installation you carry out, the range hood has two main functions: minimize cooking smells, condensation, and heat and the other important function is the prevention of grease build up all around your kitchen.
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