How To Install A Ductless Range Hood

How To Install A Ductless Range Hood

Consider inserting a ductless range hood when considering modifications for your kitchen. The range hood is responsible for removing bad odors and lubricants that fly around during food preparation. It instantly adds vertical interest and updates the look of your kitchen.

A ductless range hood will necessitate its designated electronic circuit. For our considerations, we’ll assume you’ve had a technician operate electrical circuit wires from the circuit breaker box to where the vent will be installed, which is behind the range hood’s chimney. If you are unsure about your wire linkage abilities, you should have the electrician connect the outlet as well.

There is no need to modify your home exteriors because they come with no ducts, regardless of whether you have a larger or smaller kitchen. Instead, they work by releasing the air they are constantly inhaling.

Materials Required:

Ductless Range Hood
  • Range Hood
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • 2-inch drywall screws
  • Toolbox
  • Electrical outlet
  • Cardboard
  • Electrical circuit tester
  • Drywall saw
  • Mallet
  • Screwdrivers
  • Wire stripper
  • Tracing paper
  • ⅛ inch drill bit
  • Electric Drill
  • Stud finder

Steps To Follow to install a ductless range hood

1) Installation Drilling and Lining

Start with marking a line vertically towards the roof on the adjacent wall for support. Keep it in the center or side as per the placing of your range hood.

Now, draw the line at least 24 inches horizontally but not more than 30 inches above the cooking surface. Keep this range strictly in mind if you want proper working of the hood. For example, you wouldn’t want the range hood too low to start a fire or too high to prevent the appliance from working properly.

2) Insert The Chimney Mounting Brackets

You are now ready to hang the chimney mounting bracket. Position it about an inch from the ceiling or upper end, with the center tip aligned with the vertical line segment.

3) Mount the Hood

Install the two mounting screws into the wall using the drywall brackets along the alignment above the horizontal line for the hood’s body. Check that they are parallel to the surface line.

4) Connect the Hood Surface

Insert The Chimney Mounting Brackets

Then, attach the hood body to the bolts already in place on the wall. Next, adjust the screws to hold the hood body to the wall. Finally, hold the hood body in place by inserting two more hood body mounting screws into the supplementary mounting holes.

5) Install the Chimney

Slide the chimney bottom carefully a little beyond the chimney top. Then, place it’s bottom carefully into the arched area of the hood body top. Acknowledge that the chimney mounting bracket is firmly attached to the wall.

6) Secure the Rooftop

Elevate the top of the chimney within the bottom of the chimney. Tighten the chimney top to the chimney mounting bracket on both sides.

7) Convert to Ductless Range Hood

Insert the charcoal filters to obtain a ductless range hood. Start by taking out the out filters. Next, add the charcoal filters to the hood’s vacuum element. Finally, consider replacing the outer filters after they have been centered.

After you’ve successfully completed installing the range hood, test it to ensure it works properly.

Considerations When Implementing A Ductless Range Hood

  • Although stainless steel filters are dishwasher safe, modern ductless hoods are the best option for a ductless system.
  • Ventless hoods are incompatible with gas stoves, which require a ducted model to remove cooking exhaust and meet local residential guidelines.
  • Modifying the carbon or charcoal filters and deeply cleaning your range hood at least once a year is a good way to extend its life and improve the overall quality.

Conclusion

Ductless Range Hood can be easily installed in the space previously occupied by the ceiling-mounted cabinet or microwave and does not necessitate the cutting of vent holes in your ceiling or roofline.

References

1. https://futurofuturo.com/faq/common-installation-mistakes/

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