Range hoods come in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes. Those without chimneys tend to be mounted under cabinets. So, they do tend to take up less room. But, they also feature a less powerful blower motor. Range hoods with chimneys are certainly the best at removing particles and odors effectively. But, sometimes, the chimneys can pose a challenge in terms of the space available in a kitchen.
The short answer is yes, a range hood can be installed without a chimney. However, it’s important to understand that if it is installed without a chimney, some of the parts, like the ductwork at the top of the hood for the exhaust, will be visible. It really depends on the look you’re after. Ductwork can be hidden behind cabinets, if kitchen space is at a premium. Make sure you hire a qualified general contractor to install the range hood for you. He or she will not only install it, but will be ready to answer any of your installation questions and solve any issues that come up.
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