How to Not Vent Your Range

Steve Sheinkopf  |  August 13, 2022  |  3 Min. Read

Ventilation  |  Range Hoods  |  How to Buy Appliances

Someone recently left an odd but compelling comment on our YouTube Channel, "How come you sell the vents you don't recommend buying?"

Good question.

Unfortunately, your kitchen plan most likely cannot be changed once designed.

So, a less effective vent is still better than no ventilation at all.

You should take venting seriously. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) warns that indoor air is now 2-5 times worse than outdoor air.

In some cases, it can be much worse.

But you don't need to compromise on new construction. You can easily vent properly.

We rewrote our Ventilation Buying Guide to help.

Before you download this free guide, let me explain why you should.

The Problem With Venting

Cooking emits grease and odor, as you know.

However, it also emits Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), Formaldehyde (CH2O), and Particular Matter (PM).

Then again, it always did but became a problem more recently.

Your Range


When I started at Yale in 1986, the average range was about 37,000 BTU. Now the average range is over 60,000 BTU with the power burners in the front.

At the same time, your house is more efficient. The windows and materials are designed to keep air out. Those odors and gasses stay inside your house for a long time.

Range Hoods


At the same time, range hoods have not changed. Most do not cover those power burners.

In our Ventilation Buying Guide, you will learn:

  • The four elements of venting
  • The pros and cons of each blower type
  • Hoods you shouldn't buy
  • Ventless vs. Vented

You will also see bad ventilation incorporated into beautiful kitchens.

It's a shame.

Then the guide ends with kitchens all incorporating proper venting as part of a good overall kitchen design.

You can download the guide here. Share it with your contractor and kitchen designer as well.

You can have a beautiful kitchen and good internal air quality.

This guide will show you how, and like our other guides, it's free.

Additional Resources

Get The Yale Ventilation Buying Guide with features, specs, and inside tips for every brand and hood type. Well over 1 million people have read a Yale Guide.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications such as the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

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