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Range Hoods: Essential Kitchen Ventilation Solutions from Appliance Wholesalers in St. Louis

Range hoods are a crucial component of any kitchen, serving as powerful exhaust fans that help maintain clean and pleasant air by venting smoke, odors, and heat. Available in a variety of styles and finishes, range hoods not only enhance the functionality of your kitchen but also add a touch of style. They are installed over stoves to draw out unpleasant air through a filter and disperse it effectively.

Explore a Wide Selection of Range Hoods

At Appliance Wholesalers in St. Louis, we offer an extensive selection of range hoods to suit every kitchen's needs, style, and budget. From quiet kitchen range hoods to commercial-grade models, our collection ensures you will find the perfect fit for your home or business.

Types and Styles of Range Hoods

Range hoods, also known as vent hoods, are indispensable for clearing smoke, grease, heat, and moisture from your kitchen. They also provide additional lighting and help keep your kitchen cool. Here are the primary types:

- Ducted Range Hoods: Also called vented range hoods, these models move air outside through a duct in the wall, providing the most effective ventilation.
- Ductless Range Hoods: These filter and recirculate air back into the kitchen, ideal for homes where external venting isn't feasible. Regular filter maintenance is essential for optimal performance.
- Convertible Range Hoods: These versatile models can be used with external ducts or for recirculation, offering flexibility based on your kitchen's setup.

Installation Options

Choosing the right location and mounting method is crucial for range hoods:

- Under-Cabinet Range Hoods: The most common and affordable option, these mount under a wall cabinet and can either vent through the upper cabinet or recirculate air.
- Wall-Mounted Range Hoods: Installed directly on the wall, these often resemble chimneys and vent outdoors, making a stylish statement.
- Island Range Hoods: Ideal for kitchens with a cooktop on an island or peninsula, these are mounted to and vented through ceiling ductwork.
- Downdraft Range Hoods: These pull air down through a vent and are perfect for kitchens with specific ventilation challenges.

Key Features of Range Hoods

When selecting a range hood, consider features that enhance convenience and performance:

- Heat Sensors: Automatically activate the fan when high temperatures are detected.
- Indicator Lights: Alert you when it's time to change or clean the filter.
- Quiet Operation: Models designed for minimal noise, even at high exhaust settings.
- Airflow Capacity: Measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM), higher ratings indicate better performance.
- Noise Levels: Rated in sones, lower levels are quieter, with 1 sone being equivalent to a refrigerator's hum and higher levels comparable to various ambient noises.

Considerations Before Purchase

Ensure you have the appropriate space for your range hood, which should be at least as wide as your cooking surface. Ideally, choose a range hood about six inches wider than your stove or cooktop, and install it approximately 30 inches above the stove's surface. At Appliance Wholesalers, we offer range hoods in various sizes, including popular 30-inch and 36-inch models.

Find Your Perfect Range Hood at Appliance Wholesalers

For the best range hoods in St. Louis, visit Appliance Wholesalers. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the ideal solution to keep your kitchen air clean and fresh. Explore our wide range of options today and upgrade your kitchen with a stylish and efficient range hood.