Many of the range hoods we sell come with the option of a chimney extension. Newer homes tend to be built with 9 foot, 10 foot, or taller ceilings. If you’re purchasing a range hood that is mounted under the cabinets, then the height of the ceiling really doesn’t matter. All that changes when you are trying to fit a range hood over an island or you plan to wall mount it. In that case, you’ll need to add a chimney extension onto the range hood’s existing ductwork.
Take these steps first.
- Before choosing your perfect range hood, make sure you measure the ceiling height accurately.
- Measure the height of your stove. Most stoves are standard height. Some though, are taller or shorter. You’ll need to know how tall it is in order to get the next step right.
- Measure your range hood. This step sounds unnecessary. But, a range hood needs to be installed at a particular height above the stove (check the manufacturer’s suggestion). That measurement will help determine how many chimney pieces you’ll need.
Need more help? Give us a call! We’ll help you do the math for your own kitchen.