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Best Looking 30 Inch Chimney/Pyramid/European Hoods

by Neil Katz

Chimney hoods are triangular shaped, European inspired vents. They are considered the most attractive hood option and often are the focal point of the kitchen.

There are two considerations for any vent. The primary function function of the hood is to remove steam, grease, smoke and odors that can stain walls and damage cabinets. 4 gallons of grease can accumulate in a poorly vented kitchen per year. Venting is about the right size hood, good blower speed or CFM as well as good ducting to push the smoke and heat. We cover all that in the Yale Ventilation Buyers Guide.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Ventilation, Zephyr, Broan, Yale Hoods, Best

What Is Make-Up Air? (Definitions/Solutions)

by Steve Sheinkopf

In newly engineered homes with hoods over 400 CFM, there is a new code dictating air replenishment. Although this code has been on the books since 2009, there are inpectors now enforcing it.

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Topics: Ventilation, Make Up Air, Broan

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