How To Install A Range Hood

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For most of us installing a range hood to the wall or ceiling is a job for the professionals. But there are a few intrepid individuals out there who are more than willing and able to tackle a do-it-yourself job like this one.

If you fall into that DIY camp, here’s my best advice:

Our range hoods come in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles. If you’ve looked through our selection – And if you haven’t, I definitely recommend that you do! – you’ll see that some range hoods mount to the wall while others mount to the ceiling. Which you choose depends entirely on the space available in your kitchen. You also need to consider how the ductwork runs and whether it needs to vent out from the side of your home or up through the ceiling.

As always, I really encourage you to talk with one of our Support Team or hire a general contractor to assess the space before you purchase a range hood. There are so many factors that go into a proper installation, that it’s really important to make sure you have all the information you’ll need from an expert source.

Once you’re armed with all the right information, you’ll find that installing the range hood you’ve chosen is pretty straightforward. For the wall-mount type, the range hood has holes built into it that allow it to be easily fastened to the wall. The island-mounted units are a bit different. They have a chimney skeleton frame that supports the hood. The frame then gets securely bolted to the ceiling. At that point, installing the rest of the hood around it is quick. In either case, it’s best to have two people doing the installation. One person should hold the range hood pieces in place as they’re connected, and the second person can connect the pieces to each other and to the wall or ceiling.

Call our Support Team if you have any other questions. We love hearing from you!

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