Chimney Hood Installation

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Chimney Hood Installation
Chimney hoods should integrate seamlessly into a kitchen's design. (the kitchen. image by guiney from Fotolia.com)

Installing a chimney hood on a stove in a kitchen requires an understanding of the kitchen's architecture as well as the proper power capacity for the hood. The proper hood will help control heat and keep smoke and odours from contaminating the kitchen air.

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Ventless Range Hoods

Stoves attached to an internal wall will require a ventless chimney hood. These hoods recycle air by passing the air through a series of filters to remove pollutants before returning the air to the kitchen.

Ducting

Chimney hoods can be used where the stove is situated on an outside wall or on an interior wall where duct work leads outside. The hood would then be able to extract air to the outside, removing pollutants from the home.

Power

A chimney hood should have enough power to accommodate the amount of heat a stove produces. A stove that produces 10,000 BTUs should be paired with a hood powered to at least 100 cubic feet per minute.

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