Range Hood Dimensions

Range Hood Dimensions

So you have decided to buy a new range hood. Congratulations! But you need to know how big the range hood needs to be. Read on to learn about getting the correct size of range hood so you can get the best range hood for your kitchen as well as the best value for money.

Measurement Taking

You will need a tape measure to take these simple but important measurements:

  • Measure the dimensions of your range top. It is always a good idea to go with a range hood matching the dimensions of your range top. Some people say tit should be one size bigger. Therefore, a cooking range with a width of 30 inches means the ventilation hood should be 36 inches. The benefit of this is the hood will then allow you to catch all the fumes, grease and odors without the range hood being larger than you actually need.
  • Measure the room you have above the range. It is not so paramount if you are rebuilding the kitchen from scratch, conversely, if you have cabinets overthe range, it is extremely important you know the space that is available.
  • Take a careful measurement of the distance from the top of your range to the ceiling so you know the needed height between your cooktop and hood as well as the left over height to your ceiling. This is especially important in the case of chimney hoods.
  • It is important the manufacturer’s recommendations correspond with your installation heights. if these measurements do not match, it means the hood is not powerful enough and you may have to purchase a hood with a higher CFM. You will need to add 100 CFM for every three inches above the maximum height that is recommended.

Measurement Quantifying

Let’s take a look at the measurements and apply numbers to them to demonstrate how straightforward and simple the process is to carry out.

Width Determination

  • Measure the width of the cooktop and choose a range hood and allow coverage for three more inches on each side of the cooktop for maximum coverage

Minimum Height Determination

  • Measure from the ceiling or underneath the cabinet if you have under cabinet installations. Measure that distance from this point to your cooktop. Let’s call this A. Minimum range hood height = Measured distance (A) – Maximum allowed distance between hood to the cooktop.

Breadth Determination

  • Subtract two and half inches or so from the depth of your cooktop. Sometimes, if you have a powerful range hood or a hood that has superb canopy capture – you may move in slightly more than three inches

Can I Estimate The Numbers?

  • This is not a good idea! Range hood size is very important – because if your range hood is too small, there is a large risk the range hood will not perform as it should in your kitchen Conversely, if you go with a range hood that is a little too large, the consequences are usually less significant although the new range hood may look out of proportion to everything else in your kitchen!

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