Asked by: Romica Alustiza
asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th June, 2020

Do all kitchen extractor fans need to vent outside?

Since they don't need to vent to your home's exterior and are ductless, you are not required to install them only where there is a duct. These hoods operate by filtering the air they suck in and then blowing it back out into the room, essentially using a recirculation process.

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Similarly, it is asked, does a range hood have to vent outside?

Range hoods are vented up through the roof or out through an exterior wall. You should feel air being blown out of the exhaust cap on the roof or wall when the fan is running.

Likewise, is a kitchen vent necessary? Most residential building codes do not require a range hood above a stove or cook top, but you'd be wise to ensure your locale is not the exception. Even if it's not legally required, you should think long and hard before forgoing a hood altogether.

Thereof, are kitchen extractor fans a legal requirement?

1 Answer from a MyBuilder Kitchen Fitter Building regulations that came into force in April 2006 state that, extract ventilation must be fitted in kitchens built from that date. A kitchen will meet the regulations if the air is extracted externally but wont if it just recirculates air arouynd the kitchen.

How do you vent a kitchen without a hood?

10 Things to Do If You Don't Have a Range Hood or Vent

  1. Use a window fan.
  2. Use a portable HEPA air filter.
  3. Use a fan in another room, like the bathroom.
  4. Get a grease splatter guard.
  5. Wipe down your kitchen cabinets frequently.
  6. If you paint your kitchen, use a satin or semi-gloss finish, or choose scrubbable paint.

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