- What does convertible mean on range hoods?
- Are ducted range hoods better?
- What is the difference between a ducted and non ducted range hood?
- How do I know if my range hood is ducted?
- What is a convertible vent type?
- What is the difference between vented and non vented range hoods?
1-2 of 2 Answers Dear Customer, Convertible means that a range hood can be installed with external venting or recirculating (ventless). This canopy hood is factory set for venting through the roof or wall and will convert to recirculating by following the installation instructions.
Ducted Range Hoods: The Good & Bad Ducted hoods tend to be more efficient for getting rid of humidity and steam from the cooking area due to the fact they are not actually filtering and recirculating the air, but are instead venting it out of the kitchen completely.
A ducted model releases moisture and other airborne particles outside the kitchen. A ductless range hood may filter the dirty air from your cooktop but your kitchen will retain the heat and moisture when the air is recirculated back to the room.
Range hoods are vented up through the roof or out through an exterior wall. Look for a metal duct going through the cabinets above or an exhaust cap on the exterior wall behind the range hood. You should feel air being blown out of the exhaust cap on the roof or wall when the fan is running.
A convertible range hood is an appliance designed to remove smoke, steam, grease, cooking fumes and odors from the air in your kitchen, with or without ductwork for ventilation.
A vented hood, sometimes called a ducted hood, sends the grease, moisture, and air outside of your home through the wall or roof. An unvented hood filters the air through a carbon filter and recirculates the air inside your kitchen.