Cooking can be a fun hobby for families, and there’s always new recipes to try. However, depending on the setup of your kitchen, this could quickly become a messy activity. Not only will the heat and smoke sometimes fill up your kitchen, but there could also be grease or smells coming out of that buildup. Many homeowners don’t realize that the moisture that comes off during the cooking process can stick around on the walls or ceiling, leaving them stained and in need of constant attention.
Thankfully there is a solution to this problem: range hoods. Range hoods are appliances mounted directly above the stove range that serve as ventilators and filters for whatever may be coming off of your cooktop. Range hoods either use outside ventilation, pulling air out of the house through ducts, or recirculating ventilation, filtering the air to clean it before returning it into the room. These appliances can help maintain steam levels and help to keep some of the heat out of the kitchen when cooking.
If you think a range hood might be the solution for your kitchen, it’s also good to know the most effective way to use it. By running the fan for a few minutes before and after cooking, it will suck up the messy air immediately and keep any lingering air clean after the meal is made. Range hoods can also provide a light source on the stovetop, and they prevent grease buildups on top of the stove and on the walls.
As you can see, there are lots of benefits of installing a range hood in your home. Give us a call today and see what your options are. We’d love to help you improve your kitchen!