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When Installing an Un-vented Range Hood

When Installing an Un-vented Range Hood

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July 17, 2007

The idea of installing an un-vented range hood is something that most people don't even consider.  When you're not allowing hot air to escape, this can cause problems with your walls and stove, as well as allow dangerous gases to accumulate in the air when you are cooking.  And that's not even to mention the smells that you might have lingering in your home with a venting system.  Installing an un-vented range hood doesn't provide these benefits, which is why you may want to think twice.

Of course, there are situations in which installing an un-vented range hood is completely warranted.  When you don't have access to your roof or you can't easily vent the area, you might be able to use this fixture.  It might be a good idea to talk to a professional first to make sure this is a wise decision, but know that there are some locations in which this is a perfect fit.

Installing an Un-vented Range Hood

In the cases in which you would be installing an un-vented range hood, it's best to leave the work to the professionals.  You can find a number of good installing companies in your local phone book, so it's best to start there to get local service.  Call around to find someone that's available in the time period that you want to have the installation done as well as to find out who has done similar projects in the past with a lot of success.

The key to installing an un-vented range hood is knowing whether or not your home is the right match for that kind of project.  Most contractors are going to tell you that it's not a good choice as it leaves too many safety questions unanswered.  And if you have your home closed up for most of the year, this is certainly something that should weigh in your final decision.

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