Air temperature in the kitchen can be controlled by cooling, usually from breeze that flows in through the window. For this reason, a ventilation system is handy, especially for large households. Vent systems could help control the quality of air in the kitchen, especially for those who are sensitive to smells or have health issues concerning the quality of air. Vents are also useful as it helps direct the path of heat. Vents take advantage of the chimney effects and can become a handy device in the modern kitchen.
There are various sizes of vents. The size you choose will depend on the location of the cook-top and the kind of cooking you do. Vent hoods can be installed 18 to 36 inches above the cook-top depending on its fan power. When choosing the hood it must be large enough to cover the stove and be at a reasonable height above the burners. Also, the fan should be powerful enough to move the air. A good vent system should have a back draft damper to keep air from being blown back into the room.
There are some drawbacks to having a vent system. A large hood can make the kitchen seem smaller. Also, some powerful fans are noisy and bulky. These drawbacks can be easily overcomed. There are models that look attractive and elegant, such as some Miele models. There are also the low-profile models that disappear into the cabinetry above it or positioned under-cabinet range, such as the Broan-Nutone hoods, and may have energy efficient vents. There is little reason for you to shun vents nowadays. Above all, today vents can help make your kitchen look elegant and modern as well.
Here are some examples of how your kitchen could look beautiful and elegant with the modern day vent systems.
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