2 Types of Range Hood
A range hood, often referred to as an exhaust hood, is an enclosure for the area over our range that uses a fan to collect steam, smoke, fumes and other airborne particles generated while cooking.
Sometimes, installing a ducted range hood isn’t possible because of the layout of the kitchen. Especially, if it’s in a condo or apartment. When we mount a ducted hood under the cabinet or on a wall, the duct has to run through or behind the cabinets to an outer wall. For a ceiling-mounted or island range hood, the duct must run above the ceiling.
Ducted Range Hood
Ducted hoods are fairly common. Although some kitchen designs may limit where to install the duct to move the air out of the kitchen. In this way, they are restricted as to where they can be placed in the kitchen.
We must connect range hood to a duct that carry the airborne particles away from the kitchen to the outdoors. This is what differentiates it from a ductless range hood. It instead just recirculates through a filter and then back into the kitchen.
If we choose a ducted hood, we’ll need to install duct properly to move the dirty air and particles out of the kitchen completely. Ducted hoods are quite common in commercial kitchens.
2 Types of Range Hood- Ductless Range Hood
We can install ductless hoods almost anywhere. These hoods operate by filtering the air they suck in and then blowing it back out into the room, essentially using a recirculation process. The filter often contains activated carbon or charcoal which helps to remove odor and smoke particles from the air. Then, the air can then be cleanly recirculated back throughout the kitchen.
Truly, with the ductless model, it may be necessary to clean or change the activated charcoal filter about once or twice a year. This cleaning and replacement from time to time is necessary for range hood to work most efficiently.