Every kitchen has one, but few understand them.
Sure, you know that your vent hood (also known as a range hood or exhaust hood) needs to run while cooking, and you probably turn it on when things begin to smoke on the cooktop. But that’s just one of the many functions of a vent hood. Not only to vent hoods pull smoke from the kitchen (an important feature), but they also pull out particles in the air that we wouldn’t want in our food, moisture, fumes, etc.
Vent hoods can be either ductless or ducted, and today, Appliance Rescue Service - the appliance experts in Dallas, Texas - will explain the pros and cons of each:
Ductless Range Hoods
A ductless (or ventless) range hood does not vent out of the home, instead, it carries the debris and smoke form the air and filters it through a charcoal or carbon filter before releasing it back into the room. While many times this method is not as functional as a vented hood, it does work. You might find this method to be more noisy because more power is needed to pull the air out and circulate it. However, on the upside, ductless hoods can be put anywhere you want because they do not need to vent out.
Ducted Range Hood
As you might have guessed, a ducted range hood vents out of the home through ductwork. This will somewhat limit where the vent hood can be placed; however, you’ll find it to be more efficient at keeping smoke, moisture, and other unsavory air particles out of the kitchen while cooking.
Both types of range hood require routine maintenance and upkeep to ensure that they are working properly. Read your instruction manual about vent hood filter cleaning and other precautionary things to extend the life and functionality of your hood. And if you find that your range hood is not working properly and are in need of range hood repair in Dallas, be sure to give us a call at Appliance Rescue Service for fast, reliable appliance service in Dallas, Texas.