How Much Installing a Range Hood Costs 2022

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Range Hood Installation

Installation of the hood depends on a couple of factors like the hood type, its location, and exhaust style. The type affects installation regarding where it is mounted, while the location influences what areas may be affected when using a vented hood. Because of these factors, installation time can range from 1 to 4 hours.

Do electricians install range hoods?

Some electricians may install range hoods, but we recommend that you look for a contractor or builder with some experience installing kitchen appliances to mount your range hood. An electrician can set up the wiring for your range hood once it is installed, but this is only necessary in rare cases. Most range hoods come with extension cords and all you need to do is plug it into the wall.

Some people choose to do their range hood installation on their own, which is a great option as well. Refer to the videos above if you want to mount your range hood on your own. Or check out more of our instructional videos on this page.

That’s it for our guide on average range hood installation time and cost. Hopefully you found this information helpful. 

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Under Cabinet Vent Hoods

Most under cabinet range hood models cost between

Most under cabinet range hood models cost between $200 and $400 to install. They typically require between 1.5 hours and 2.5 hours of installation labor depending on the size and the number of supports required.

Generally, the larger the range hood, the more time allowed for installation.

A typical 30” under cabinet range hood with 900 CFM and a single 7” to 8” blower outlet duct requires 1.5 hours of labor time. This installation can easily be completed by most homeowners in that amount of time.

Whereas a 42” under cabinet hood with two blowers may take closer to 2.5 hours. But, it is still perfectly doable for the average homeowner.

Many homeowners in today’s high-performance kitchens place a large under cabinet range hood on the wall and install large chimney covers extending up to the ceiling. These time and price estimates do not include large chimney cover pieces or other custom work.

Also, please note that these estimates assume that ductwork is existing and properly placed and that electrical power is already available in the proper location.

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How Many CFMs for a Range Hood?

Every range hood has a CFM rating, which refers to the number of cubic feet of air it moves per minute. This is sized to your kitchen, meaning larger spaces require a higher CFM than smaller ones.

To determine your room’s CFM, measure the height, length, and width of the kitchen to determine its total cubic area. For example, a 10×10-foot room with 8-foot ceilings has a cubic area of 800. Multiply this number by 8, the number of times the air needs to exchange per hour, and divide that number by 60, the number of minutes in an hour. In this scenario, it is 107 CFM.

Next, determine the British Thermal Units (BTUs) of your range, which may be displayed somewhere near the burner. This is largely determined by the stove type and number of burners. For example, a 4-burner electric range has 12,000 BTUs. Divide this number by 100, and add the result to your cubic area CFM calculation. In this example, we have 120 + 107 for a total CFM rating of 227. This is the minimum CFM rating your hood requires for a kitchen this size with a 4-burner electric range.

For the same kitchen with a gas range, the calculation would be slightly higher because a 4-burner gas range has approximately 28,000 BTUs. The range hood needs a minimum of a total CFM rating of 387 (280 + 107).

Additional Considerations and Costs

  • If you do not have existing ducts in your kitchen, use a ductless hood or pay additional fees to install ducts.
  • Exhaust fans are noisy, which is difficult for some people to tolerate. Some hoods boast sound absorption as one of their features, so they may be quieter to run.
  • If you relocate your range hood, factor in the costs of patching up or repairing the wall or cabinets where the old hood was installed.
  • A kitchen hood can enhance the look and feel of your kitchen’s design, and there are many styles and types to choose from. Since there are so many options, it is easy to find a range hood that blends in with your existing cabinets and kitchen color scheme. But you can also opt for one that stands out to serve as a key feature or centerpiece.
  • Some grease cleaners may damage the finish of some range hoods. Always use a cleanser recommended by the manufacturer to avoid this issue.

DIY considerations

  • If you are going to attempt to install the range hood on your own, you are going to need to have all of the right tools and materials before you get started.
  • There is a small amount of electrical work that will need to be done on the range hood when you install it. Only do this if you are comfortable working with electricity and you understand how to do so safely.

What Types of Kitchen Hoods Are Available?

The cost of installing a commercial kitchen hood will depend on the type of equipment your restaurant has and on your local health regulations. 

Commercial hoods pull steam, heat, and greasy smoke from your workspace, which provides fire protection, improves air quality, and reduces ambient temperatures.

You can install two essential kinds of restaurant kitchen hoods: type I hoods and type II hoods (or called type 1 or type 2 hoods).

Type I Hoods (Grease Hoods)

Type I hoods, or grease hoods, have baffle filters that trap grease, smoke, and oil from the air and limit the amount that reaches your exhaust system’s ductwork. 

Grease hoods are primarily used above deep fryers, grills, cooktops, and ranges, as well as cooking appliances that will likely create grease-filled vapors.

Type II Hoods (Condensate Hoods)

Type II hoods, also called condensate hoods, diminish steam, odors, heat, vapors, and moisture typically found in restaurant kitchens. Type II hoods should not be installed where grease-laden food is prepared.

Condensate hoods are usually installed above commercial dishwashers, and if your local code permits, over toasters, hot dog cookers, pasta cookers, steam tables, rice cookers, and light-duty ovens.

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How to Know Which Kitchen Hood Is Right for You

You may want to avoid having a kitchen hood installed until you’ve thoroughly researched the product you’re buying. The last thing you want to do is purchase a range hood designed for steam and odors, and then discover your kitchen surfaces coated in grease. 

Your chosen hood should foster healthy airflow while removing steam, odors, and grease from your restaurant’s atmosphere.

Our Ambient Edge professionals are here to answer your questions so you avoid purchasing the wrong kitchen hood. Plus, we’ll install it for you so you can continue working with little or no interruption.

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