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Four features that range hood buyers need to consider

When shopping for a range hood, there are four important factors you should consider: size, installation, noise level and lighting. Let us look at them one-by-one, in detail.
Size
The size of the range hood you need depends on the size of your range. If you have a large range, you will need a larger range hood. Be sure to measure the width and height of your range to ensure that you select the right sized range hood.
The range hood should be big enough to cover the entire stovetop. Make sure to measure the dimensions of your stovetop before making a purchase. Some range hoods are thirty inches wide, while others are forty-eight inches wide.
Installation
Range hoods come in both ducted and ductless models. Ducted range hoods are connected to your home's ventilation system and blow the smoke and grease outside.
Ductless range hoods collect the smoke and grease in a filter and then blow it out of the house. If you have a range with an exhaust fan, you will need a ducted range hood. If you do not have an exhaust fan, you will need a ductless range hood.
Noise level
Range hoods can be noise and it can range from about twenty-five decibels to as high as hundred decibels. The average range hood is around sixty-five decibels, which is adequate for most kitchens.
However, if you plan to use the range hood for filtering out strong cooking smells, you will want to select a range hood with a higher noise level.
However, if you are sensitive to noise, be sure to choose a range hood with a lower noise level.
Lighting
Most range hoods come with lighting, but the quality of the light can vary. Some range hoods have two bright LED lights, while others have just a single lightbulb. Be sure to select a range hood with enough lighting to illuminate your range.
Range hoods come with either halogen or LED lighting. Halogen lighting is brighter but it also generates more heat. LED lighting is cooler and lasts longer, but it is not as bright as halogen lighting. Choose the type of lighting that is best suited for your needs.
When shopping for a range hood, be sure to keep these four features in mind. By considering the size, installation, noise level and lighting of the range hood, you can find the perfect one for your kitchen.
Also, you can read this to go into more details of things you should look at when buying a range hood. You can also scroll through the top picks for range hoods to see if you find one that you love.
Meanwhile, I leave with you tips on how to clean up after cooking so you don't have too much smoke and grease build-up around your stovetop.
Clean your range hood at least once a year
Keep range hood vents unobstructed
Put range hood over burner, turn on vent to take the smoke away from stovetop
Vent range hood out through side of house or other outside location

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