3 Reasons You Should Have An Exhaust Fan In Your Kitchen


Years ago, many homes were built without proper exhaust fans in the kitchen. Or, if there was an exhaust fan, it was not located directly over the stove and did a fairly poor job of actually venting the room. Today, things have changed. Most newer homes and remodeled kitchens are built with exhaust fans, and people are even having exhaust fans added to their kitchens. Why? What are the benefits of a kitchen exhaust fan? Take a look.

They keep your air quality up.

Air quality is so important. You spend a lot of time in your home, so if the air quality in your home is poor, it can affect your health in more ways than one. You may find yourself at an increased risk for asthma and respiratory infections, for example. When you cook over the stove, a lot of small contaminants are released into the air, and although they can sometimes smell nice, they are not good to be breathing in. A kitchen exhaust hood will remove this particulate matter from the air as it is produced, which will help keep the air quality throughout your home higher.

They remove smoke before a fire alarm goes off.

Fire alarms are very important. If there is a fire, you rely on the alarm to start ringing and alerting you to the problem. But fire alarms can also go off when you do something silly in the kitchen, like burn toast. Then, you're rushing to turn the alarm off so you don't wake someone up. A kitchen exhaust hood will whisk away these small quantities of smoke so they do not end up setting off your smoke alarm. Don't worry -- if there's actually a fire, there will be enough smoke to still trigger the alarm.

They prevent greasy residue buildup.

Have you ever noticed a film of sticky, greasy residue on the items that are around your stove or oven? This buildup is from the steam and grease that ends up in the air when you cook. An exhaust hood will remove all of this residue from the air before it has a chance to settle on surfaces. Doing so will keep your kitchen a lot cleaner.

If you do not have an exhaust hood in your kitchen, now is the time to add one. Talk to an HVAC contractor in your area about kitchen exhaust hood options.


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