Are you an avid do-it-yourselfer? At first glance, I thought that installing a range hood would be fairly straightforward … until I glanced at the installation manual that came along with it. All those diagrams and measurements were just far enough beyond my (clearly) limited expertise that I had to concede defeat. There was no way that I would be installing my own range hood this time. But, if I’m not doing it, who should I hire instead?
Installing a range hood isn’t hard, but I wouldn’t classify it as a do-it-yourself job. It does require some knowledge of how to work with building materials, like drywall and electrical components.
My advice would be to hire a general contractor, an HVAC technician, or even a handyman to install it. Any of these tradespeople will have the skills to install a range hood quickly and cleanly. Also, as most tradespeople will tell you, things sometimes do go wrong. You might find that the space to accommodate the ductwork for the range hood might need to be altered a bit. In that case, you’ll need to have someone who knows how to cut and repair drywall or plaster properly.
Or, if a new range hood is being installed in an older home, a qualified technician will be there, on hand, to deal with any electrical wiring issues that might arise. Ultimately, make a point of asking the tradesperson if he or she has had experience installing range hoods, and ask for references if you can. A range hood is an important part of your kitchen. So, it’s best to make sure you hire someone who’s absolutely qualified to install it.
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