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Featured Product: Spagna Vetro Wall-Mounted Range Hood

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This week, our featured product is the Spagna Vetro wall-mounted range hood. This gorgeous range hood is constructed out of top quality stainless steel. It comes with a chimney, which gives you the option to install the range hood under the cabinet or against the wall.

It also features:

  • 860 CFM centrifugal blower
  • 6-speed electronic, touch sensitive control panel with LCD display
  • Programmable power auto shut off
  • 30 hour cleaning reminder
  • 4 dimmable 35W halogen lights
  • 0.7 sones on the lowest setting to 6.5 on the highest (ultra quiet)

This stainless steel range hood suits both modern and traditional kitchens. Contact our customer service experts if you’d like to know more!

Featured Product: Rangemaster RM51000 Wall Mount Hood

Broan Rangemaster RM1000 Wall Mount

Sometimes you just need your range hood to be so much more than a powerful cleaning machine. If you weren’t sure before why we bother to install a range hood in the kitchen, you need to know that the purpose of a range hood is to ensure pristine indoor air quality. It does that by drawing up all the smoke, grease, odor, and fumes that are produced every time we cook. For best results, remember to turn on the range hood fan about 15 minutes before you start cooking, and leave it running for about 15 minutes after you’ve finished cooking.

Beyond it’s ability to keep the air we breathe clean and healthy, a range hood acts as a beautiful focal point. This Broan Rangemaster RM1000 Wall Mount is no exception.

Check out its features:

  • 370 CFM, 7.0 Sones
  • 22 gauge stainless steel, #4 brushed construction with seamless corners
  • 3-speed slide control
  • 2, 20-watt halogen lamps
  • Dishwasher-safe aluminum filters with quick-release latch
  • Vertical or non-ducted options
  • Telescopic chimney for ceilings up to 10 feet tall
  • Sleek, graceful design

Want to know more? Contact us here.

Q&A: How Loud Is A Range Hood Fan?

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How loud a range hood fan can get is actually something that many people forget to consider when shopping for a new range hood. Many people end up choosing a range hood according to how it looks or according to price without factoring in how the fan sounds.

Not all range hoods are quiet, so it’s important to take the time to listen to each fan in the showroom. Even listening to the level of noise a fan makes might not be enough. Remember that the fan noise may seem low if you’re standing in a large store showroom. But, it may end up sounding quite loud within the confines of your small kitchen.

Fan noise is rated according to sones. You can expect a range hood fan to fall somewhere between .5 sone, which is similar to the sound of a refrigerator, and 7.0 sones, which is louder, but not so loud that the sound would prevent you from holding a conversation in the kitchen while cooking.

My best advice is to speak to a knowledgeable salesperson. Read the information that comes with the range hood fan you like before you make the purchase. Being as informed as possible before you install the unit will go a long way in making sure that you’re happy with your choice in the long run.

Give our Support Team a call if you have any other questions. We’re always happy to help!

Understanding Noise Level in Range Hoods

Shopping for a range hood and trying to compare models can seem overwhelming at first. You may be trying to compare a huge list of features while you may not be familiar with the meaning of each feature or detail. While shopping for a new kitchen range hood you are examining CFM, mounting style, colors, style and shape, control panels, speed levels, cooking lighting and more. While shopping for a new range hood noise level should definitely be on your list of features to consider.

A common complaint people have about their older range hoods is that the appliance makes too much noise. This unfortunately leads to some people never turning on the range hood in their kitchen. A high level of noise from the fan in a range hood can be distracting, can disrupt conversation and make it hard for someone cooking to hear the television or what’s going on around them.

This isn’t a good place to be in because if you don’t turn on your range hood it doesn’t get the chance to perform its important function: ventilating your kitchen. Range hoods ventilate the kitchen of harmful gases, unwanted odors and grease, which makes surfaces messy. Without your range hood working while you cook, your kitchen may have a high level of air pollution, including gases like carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. If you’re unhappy with your current range hood, it may be time to start looking for a replacement.

You may have already noticed that the noise level of a range hood is measured in a unit named “sones.” Sones measure the loudness of a fan. Sones are a linear measurement; if something is four sones, it is twice as loud as two sones and so on. The more sones it is rated for, the louder the fan will be. Sones are easier to perceive by putting them in context. For example, a refrigerator that is running comes in at one sone. People having a conversation will be rated at four sones.

The sone rating for a range hood is related to the CFM of the range hood. CFM stands for cubic feet per minute and it measures the airflow capacity of the range hood. Don’t feel overwhelmed; this simply measures how much air the range hood can ventilate out of the home. The higher the CFM number, the more air the range hood will exhaust out of the kitchen. If you perform a lot of cooking, you will want a range hood with a higher CFM. When running your range hood at a higher CFM level, you will also hear more noise.

Just remember that a lower number of sones means the unit is less loud. It may also help to know that sones are now being measured for the average CFM for the unit, rather than the maximum CFM. Note that even if you are comfortable with the noise of a demo range hood in a store, the range hood may sound different once it is installed in your kitchen.