Choose the Right Ducting for Your Cooker Hood

Even the most stylish and efficient cooker hood requires proper ducting to function optimally. Here is a list of essential considerations to keep in mind!

Prime flow

While it may sound technical (and a bit boring), it is crucial that the ducting for your cooker hood works efficiently. If it doesn't, even the most beautiful and functional hood can quickly lose its effectiveness.

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Seek Technical Expertise

Before installing the cooker hood, it is vital to consult with the professional who will be handling the installation. In general, it is not possible to determine the exact configuration of the ducting. It depends on individual conditions in your kitchen, and therefore, it is necessary to have a knowledgeable expert assess the optimal ducting.

Six Helpful Tips

While it is wise to rely on professional help for the installation itself, it is also beneficial to be aware of several important tips to ensure optimal ducting. The most crucial ones are:

  • Ensure that the ducting is as short as possible, as this contributes to more efficient extraction.
  • Choose the largest possible diameter for the ducts, as it provides the most effective extraction.

  • Use rigid and smooth ducting instead of flexible hoses, which should only be used if absolutely necessary.

  • Consider using an insulated duct for your cooker hood.

  • Use the same diameter for the ducting and the roof/wall vent as the diameter of the hood's exhaust.

  • Aim for a straight ducting route without bends and position the 90-degree bend as far away from the hood as possible.

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