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Best Wood Hood Blowers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Tam Nguyen

Choosing a wood hood blower is easy as most of them are very similar. The hard part is for the cabinet company building the custom wooden cabinets around it.

Also known as an insert or power pack, these ventilation units are available from almost every manufacturer that produces a regular canopy hood. The only major factors you would have to decide would be: size, CFM power and filter type.

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Topics: Range Hoods

Attractive Make-Up Air Hoods with ACT Technology (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

The average kitchen accumulates four gallons of grease per year. To protect your kitchen cabinetry, walls, and ceiling, proper ventilation is an essential part of any kitchen. Ventilation is one of the trickiest parts of kitchen design to understand because it is conceptually abstract.

If you want to pass inspection on any permitted job, you need to pay very close attention to local codes. With a new hood, range, or cooktop purchase in Massachusetts you need to know about make-up air.

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Topics: Ventilation, Range Hoods, Make Up Air, Yale Hoods

Best Hoods for 30" Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Tam Nguyen

Professional gas ranges or any high heat gas cooking product are at least 30%-50% more powerful than ranges 10 years ago.

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Topics: Ventilation, Range Hoods, Make Up Air

How High Do You Hang a Range Hood?

by Paul Groux

The biggest misconception in determining where the hood should be hung is measuring the distance from the floor.

Yet, many manufacturers still measure from floor to the bottom of the hood like this GE microwave at 18 inches over the cooking surface.

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Topics: Range Hoods

Make-Up Air Solutions for Massachusetts

by Paul Gillis

Make up air will be required in your kitchen remodel or new construction project if your range hood system is capable of exhausting in excess of 400 Cubic feet per minute.

Picking out the appliances and designing your kitchen is a lot of work and at Yale, we try to make it fun at the same time. Unfortunately, when we start talking about ventilation, the fun usually stops at the first mention of make up air.

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Topics: Ventilation, Range Hoods, Make Up Air

Range Hoods and Ventilation

by Steve Sheinkopf

Ventilation is important because you want heat, smoke, odor and grease outside your home. Venting is straightforward. It is a combination of blower speed (CFM), the capture area or depth of the hood itself and ducting properly. That's about it.

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Topics: Best by Broan, Range Hoods

Better Ventilation

by Steve Sheinkopf

Most people have seen or bought this type of ventilation.

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Topics: Ventilation, Range Hoods, Yale Products

The Five Coolest and Most Unique Kitchen Appliances

by Steve Sheinkopf

This is a totally arbritrary appliance post. In my humble opinion, these appliances are radically different and thus cool. You will be amongst the first to see these items. This will be fun.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Professional Ranges, Refrigerators, Ventilation, Range Hoods

Ventilation - New Styles and Function

by Steve Sheinkopf

Last week, we talked about the different types of ventilation. Today it's about style and function. 

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Topics: Miele, Ventilation, Zephyr, Faber, Range Hoods

The How Tos of Ventilation

by Steve Sheinkopf

Hard to believe, we have been blogging for almost 5 years and have over 1150 posts. We also write 7 newsletters to update on all different aspects on home improvement.  People can only effect good buying decisions for their families with good non-biased information.  So read down to the end as I am trying yet another new informational vehicle

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Topics: Ventilation, Range Hoods

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