Kitchen with installed hood more comfortable. Thanks to her, the air is free of excess moisture, grease and soot. All this does not settle on the kitchen surfaces, so that the hostess spends less time and effort on cleaning. Extracts for the kitchen with a vent to the ventilation completely update the air volume in the room. It has no unpleasant odors, and it is always saturated with oxygen. Being in a room filled with fresh air is always pleasant and comfortable, which is especially important when cooking and eating food.
Extracts for the kitchen with a vent to ventilation: advantages and disadvantages
Hoods clean the air in one of two ways: exhaust ventilation or filtration. In the first case, exhaust hoods for the kitchen are used with a vent into the ventilation, which take the air out of the room, and in the second, exhaust hoods into the kitchen without vent into the ventilation, which the air cleaned by the filters is left in the room.
A kitchen hood with a vent to a vent is more preferable than a hood without an air duct. It cleans polluted air more (by almost 100%) due to its removal outside the room. When installing two motors can have a higher power, which makes it possible to clean rooms of different volume.
The exhaust hood with a vent to the ventilation is economical to maintain, as it does not require frequent replacement of expensive filters. This hood is equipped with two types of filters. The first ones are grease catchers, made of metal mesh and easy to wash without the need for replacement. The second ones, for removing odors, are made mainly of acrylic, and are subject to periodic replacement according to the instructions.
Among the main drawbacks are:
- installation complexity;
- the need for proper installation of the duct;
- strong noise during operation.
Hood in the kitchen without an air duct has a simple installation and does not require installation skills. Disadvantages: frequent replacement of expensive filters, low power.
Thus, if it is possible to connect the hood with the output – it is desirable to stay on this option.
Kitchen finishes: photo, choice of design and materials. The better to decorate the walls and floor of the kitchen so that the result meets all the requirements for this room.
The hood is always placed above the stove. According to the method of mounting hoods are divided into suspended and recessed. Depending on the location of the slab suspension hoods are:
Corner hoods are distinguished by the fact that they are designed for installation in a corner of the room. They are mounted on the wall. May have a dome or other shape.
Fireplace hoods are mounted on the wall and are the most popular. May have a variety of dome shapes.
Island – attached to the ceiling above a separate plate, which does not adjoin the wall. Fastening is carried out with a cable or a special pipe. May have a dome or any other shape, in accordance with the design concept.
Dome shape allows you to capture the maximum steam generated during cooking.
Built-in hoods are designed for installation in a decorative box or lower compartment of a hanging cabinet, which is located above the stove. They are equipped with a sliding panel that allows you to increase the working surface. Their main advantage is that they do not take up much space, while performing all the functions. They are used in small spaces.
After the choice of the style decision for registration of the room, it is possible to start selection of a kitchen extract. At this stage, it is necessary to determine the location of the stove in the kitchen and, in accordance with it, choose a suspended or built-in hood. When choosing a specific model of the device – it is desirable to be guided by the technical characteristics and parameters, which will be discussed below.
Under the capacity to understand the amount of air that can pass the hood for one hour.
Helpful advice! Performance can be calculated independently. For this, the kitchen area is multiplied by its height, the resulting volume is multiplied by 10. The final value will show how many times the air should be cleaned in 1 hour.
Experts advise to multiply the obtained indicator by a factor of 1.3. This will allow you to more accurately determine the performance, taking into account the length of the duct and the presence of pollution inside it. Choosing a hood, it is better to stay on a model that will have a performance margin, since it works at maximum speed more noisy and, moreover, spends its working life faster.
The dimensions of the hood should correspond to the size of the plate or be slightly larger. A small hood can not cope with the volume of polluted air and its use will be ineffective.
The noise level is measured in decibels (dB). All people react differently to noise emitted by different devices. It is advisable to take into account the fact that all family members will be in the kitchen for quite a long time. Experts recommend choosing a noise level in the range of 40-50 dB.
It is interesting! A noise of 40-45 dB is equivalent to the quiet conversation of a person a few meters away from you. A noise of 60-65 dB is equivalent to a person talking at a distance of one meter from you.
It is desirable that at maximum power the noise level of the exhaust does not exceed 60-70 dB. Such characteristics can be found in appliances equipped with a good electric motor and several fans. These models are in a higher price category, but the price is justified. If the noise level is not critical – you can stay on cheaper options.
Helpful advice! When buying, be sure to ask the seller to turn on the hood to assess its noise level. Switch the device in different modes and listen, if the noise it makes is annoying. There should be no rattling, tapping and other extraneous sounds.
The built-in light will serve as an additional light source above the stove. A better option – hoods with halogen bulbs than devices with incandescent bulbs. Very convenient if the lighting can be focused or diffused.
The control panel hood is touch or push-button. Choose it depending on taste and preference.
The touch panel is equipped with special sensors that fix the temperature and humidity. Changing these indicators leads to switching the device to one or another mode of operation. This panel is practical to use and care.
Using a mechanical control panel – note that all the buttons and knobs are located next to each other on the front of the case. With this arrangement, you will not be distracted every time from the process of cooking.
Helpful advice! The most convenient to use is electronic control. Before use, it is enough to program the hood once, and then it will work offline.
Manufacturers offer three options for manufacturing housing for exhaust. The most expensive of them is polished stainless steel. The hood in this case looks nice and is easy to clean.
The budget option is metal coated with various enamels. The metal hood is beautiful and durable, but requires careful care.
For the third version of the hood is used tempered glass. It looks very stylish, but after washing stains remain.
In order for the kitchen hood to please the household with its appearance and functionality, before buying it is necessary to decide on all the parameters of choice.
Air ducts are of two types: aluminum corrugated pipe (corrugation) and plastic channels.
Corrugation is made only round shape. Its main advantage is that it is quickly mounted, without requiring special tools. Corrugation has sufficient flexibility, it can be given any shape. Installation is carried out by means of connecting clamps.
The main disadvantage of the corrugations is that due to the presence of folds it is more noisy when working.
Helpful advice! The corrugation is mounted in a straightened state, to prevent sedimentation of dirt on the folds and reduce noise.
Plastic air ducts for hoods in the kitchen are round or rectangular in shape. They are available in white color, so they neatly fit into any interior. Plastic channels have smooth walls, due to this, a good throughput is achieved. Air flows through them with great speed and low noise. Plastic channels are mounted using a variety of adapters and elbows.
Thus, both corrugation and plastic channels have their pros and cons. Choosing a duct, you must consider the characteristics of the room. According to experts, the hood for the kitchen with a duct works as efficiently as possible with the minimum length of the channel. When installing the duct is not recommended to install more than three bends.
Neglecting these rules, even in the presence of expensive and high-quality exhaust, you can get an inefficient air cleaning system with a high noise level.
For the calculation of the duct (pipe diameter) and the project design, it is desirable to turn to specialists. Installation work can be entrusted to the master or perform them yourself.
Using the advice on the choice of the hood and duct to it, you will undoubtedly be able to choose the model that is optimal for your kitchen, as well as correctly and correctly carry out the installation of a quiet and efficient air cleaning system.
Enjoy the clean air and your good choice!