Types of Kitchen Ventilation
When it comes to keeping your kitchen clean and fresh, it is essential to have an effective ventilation system in the room. Here is a rundown of the different types of ventilation that will ensure that odours and impurities are extracted from the air.
Recirculating Cooker Hoods
Cooker hoods clean the air in your kitchen by passing it through a filter. Recirculating hoods send the air back into your kitchen, ensuring that it has been thoroughly cleaned. They are easy to install, but the filters need to be replaced every so often.
Vented Cooker Hoods
Vented cooker hoods (also called ducted cooker hoods) clean their air in your kitchen by extracting odours outside. They must be installed using a ducting kit and they must be fitted against an external wall with a hole drilled in it. These models extract grease and odours from the air and, because they extract air outside, they also eliminate moisture and smoke. There are no filters to clean but the upfront cost of installation may be more expensive if you need to drill a hole in your kitchen wall.
Perimeter extraction is an innovative form of ventilation that you will find on most angled glass cooker hoods and Galvamet cooker hoods. These models force the air through a small gap, which increases the air flow pressure for a more effective cleaning. Many homeowners state that kitchens hoods with perimeter extraction are more effective than vented cooker hoods.
Ceiling fans may not be the most effective way to ventilate your kitchen but they can be beneficial. Firstly, you can find very affordable models under £30 and they offer the added benefit of making the room seem cooler. This comes in handy on warm days or when you’re cooking plenty of dishes at once, which can really heat up the kitchen.
Downdraft Cooker Hoods
Downdraft cooker hoods like the CDA 3D9 downdraft kitchen fan remain hidden away in your kitchen counters while they are not in use. They are very discreet and perfect for minimalistic kitchen décor schemes. Many of these models can be operated with a remote control and they have low noise levels when they are in use.