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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 Ventilation Hoods For Professional Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Danny Nguyen

Proper ventilation is one of the most important factors in a kitchen.

As professional stoves increase higher BTU output, there is an important need for more powerful venting.

Professional hoods help to remove smoke, steam, and odors produced when cooking.

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Topics: Wolf, Best by Broan, Website, Ventilation, 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

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

Are Over-The-Range Microwaves Going Out Of Style? (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

With the advent of microwave drawers and speed ovens, the inevitable question arises:

Are over-the-range microwaves a good choice, especially for high-powered gas ranges?

I remember seeing the first over-the-range microwave in 1986. I thought it was a great idea. You could centralize your cooking with a microwave over the stove and not have to pay for hood. It looked good and matched the range.

However, due to changes in ranges and kitchens in general, I am wondering about the viability of this product.

Let's take a look at the product and industry changes, and explore possible alternatives.

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Topics: Microwaves, Microwave Drawers, Ventilation, Speed Ovens

Grill Ventilation Issues/Problems/Mistakes

by Steve Sheinkopf

I spend a ton of time on Houzz these days. It’s a great site for planning anything for your home. You should look through before attempting any type of renovation. So I was skimming through when I saw this picture.

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Topics: Ventilation

How to Vent an Outdoor Grill (Reviews/Hoods)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Love the room, but will it vent?

I will never forget the call.

The head of the maintenance division of my largest customer had an issue with a vent over one of his clients grills. It was not moving the smoke out of the three season porch. Would I look at the unit and installation?

So I brought a couple of sausages (for grease and smoke) to cook and see where the smoke traveled.

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Topics: Ventilation, BBQ Grills, Makeover Monday

Internal, In-Line and External Blowers (Reviews)

by Mark Bennett

One of the most important elements in a kitchen design is the ventilation.

Choosing the style is one thing, but insuring the hood will provide adequate ventilation is essential. If the vent does not work, then grease, smoke and odors stay in your kitchen.

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Topics: Ventilation

Best Hoods/Ventilation for Professional/High CFM Ranges (Reviews)

by Brett Lucero

Proper ventilation is one of the most important factors in planning a kitchen.

The average household range is far more powerful than 10 years ago with a 30 inch pro range topping out at almost 70,000 BTUs. With hotter cooking becomes a need for a higher blower speed and better designed hood to move the air.

Different Types of Ventilation


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Topics: Ventilation

Yale Appliance University - Ventilation

by Chris Wurlitzer

Here we are with another installment in our video series where we answer our customers commonly asked questions. This week, the topic is ventilation; why it's important, the different styles available and an explanation of our Yale brand and how it compares to the name brands.

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Topics: Website, Ventilation, Yale Appliance University

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