Asked by: Darcel Awaeff
asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th June, 2020

Does range hood have to be same size as range?

Range Hood Ventilation
The new hood should be at least as wide as the range or cooktop and preferably 3 inches longer on each side. The most common widths are 30 and 36 inches. For optimal performance, install a hood between 20 and 24 inches away from an electric cooktop and 24 to 30 inches from a gas cooktop.

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In this regard, does the range hood have to match the range?

A vent hood needs to move exhaust, in addition to looking great in your kitchen. When it comes to design a stove hood can take couple of different directions. It can match the range itself, the cabinetry, and/or the other appliances.

Similarly, is 900 cfm enough for range hood? If your ducting matches your ventilation power, your range hood will do its job properly and quietly. A good rule of thumb for estimating ducting diameter-CFM requirements is: 6” to 8” duct = 400 to 600 CFM. 7” to 10” duct = 700 to 900 CFM.

In this manner, how big a range hood do I need?

If the range hood is attached to a wall, you should have 100 cubic feet per minute(cfm) per linear foot. So if you have a 30" wide range, you should have a hood rated at 250 cfm ((30/12)*100 =250). If the hood is over an island, you'll use 150 cfm/linear foot.

How far should range hood be from cooktop?

In general, most installations require a distance from 20" to 24" between the bottom of the hood and the cooking surface. Over a gas range, this distance should be between 24" and 30", unless otherwise specified.

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