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# How many CFM do I need for my kitchen?

The Best CFM for a Range Hood
A minimum rate of 1 CFM of ventilation per 100 BTU is recommended for high-output cooktops or gas ranges. For instance, a burner with an output of 35,000 BTUs requires a kitchen range hood that provides 350 CFM to clear the air effectively.

Also, how do I calculate CFM for kitchen exhaust fans?

To find the size of fan needed, multiply the cubic feet x the # of air exchanges (15) then divide by 60 (minutes in an hour). In our example that would be: 1,800 x 15 = 27,000 divided by 60 = 450. You need 450 CFM minimum for this size of kitchen.

Beside above, is 400 CFM range hood enough? The basic rule of thumb is that the burners on a gas range/cooktop produce a lot more heat than those on an electric range or cooktop. Then divide by 100 to find the minimum CFM needed for a kitchen with a gas range or cooktop. For example: 40,000 BTU gas range divided by 100 = 400 CFM range hood fan or higher.

Likewise, how many CFM do I need?

The rule of thumb is that you need at least 1 CFM per square foot of room area. To determine the square footage of your bathroom, multiply the length times the width. For example, if your bathroom is 6 feet wide and 9 feet long, its square footage is 54. Therefore, it should have a fan rated for at least 54 ?CFM.

How do you size a kitchen exhaust fan?

To find the fan needed for your size kitchen, multiply the number of cubic feet in the room by the number of air exchanges (15), then divide by the number of minutes in an hour (60).

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