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Who Can Install a New Range Hood?


A new range hood is typically installed by a kitchen contractor, an HVAC contractor, or an appliance installer. In some cases, this type of project can be handled by a skilled handyman. Licensing requirements vary from city to city.

The average cost of hiring a range hood installer is $131.33 per hour. However, this estimate does not include the cost of a new hood or the required venting materials.
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Installing a New Range Hood:
  1. Labor and material costs will vary from city to city. Prices may be significantly higher the estimates provided here – depending on your geographic location.

  2. Range hood installation should not take more than one day. In most cases, the job can be finished in a matter of hours.

  3. Vent hoods come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Prices can vary considerably - based on the style and material. Copper and stainless steel tend to be more expensive than basic black and white units. In terms of style, a mid-grade, under-cabinet hood may only cost $65 - $100. A high-end, stainless steel island hood can cost upwards of $2500.

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  5. You will want to make sure your hood is large enough to cover the entirety of the cooking surface. Your contractor can help you determine the appropriate sizing (if needed).

  6. If you don’t have the electrical in place already, hiring an electrician to install the appropriate wiring will cost extra.

  7. There are several range hood venting options. Your choice may have a large impact on the total cost of installation.

    • Best case scenario: You already have the appropriate venting in place. Make sure that the hood is vented to the exterior (and not into your attic or another interior space).

    • Installing the hood on an exterior wall is typically the most affordable option. This requires the least amount of duct runs.

    • If you need to install the hood on an interior wall, you can run the vent through your cabinets, wall, or ceiling. This will require some additional time and materials.

    • If you are installing an island hood, you will likely need to vent the hood through the ceiling or the roof. This type of installation is traditionally a little more complicated. This may require an extra hour of labor.

    • Downdraft, recirculating, and “vent-less” exhaust systems are not as effective, but they may be the only option available in some situations.

  8. When putting in a new hood, you may also want to upgrade your backsplash. Installing a new backsplash is an easy and affordable way to update your kitchen.

  9. This information is provided for research purposes only. These are not guaranteed estimates. If you are looking to get a quote for your project, use our matching service to request free cost estimates today!

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