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Cost of Kitchen Range Hood or Exhaust Fan Installation

Kitchen Range Hood or Exhaust Fan Installation Cost

The cost kitchen hood or exhaust fan installation will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor. This key will serve as your guide: $0 = no additional cost, $ = standard cost, and $$ = increased cost.

What type of hood do I want to install?

$ - Downdraft hood

$ - Under cabinet hood

$$ - Chimney or wall mounted hood

$$ - Island hood

$$ - Custom range hood

Will the new kitchen hood fit in the existing space?

$0 – When the new kitchen hood will fit where the old one previously fit

$$ - When cabinets need to be removed or other structural modifications need to be made in order for the new kitchen hood to fit

How big does the range hood need to be? (The hood should cover a majority of the cooktop surface.)

$ - When there is a four burner cooktop

$$ - When there is a six burner cooktop

What type of material will the hood be made of?

$ - Standard black or white metal

$$ - Stainless steel

Will the hood recirculate air or vent to the exterior?

$ - When the kitchen hood only filters and re-circulates

$$ - When the kitchen hood will exhaust air to the exterior (If a duct or vent is not already installed, you may need to hire an HVAC professional to do so.)

How much fan capacity is needed? Fan capacity is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM).

$ - When the hood is for an electric cooktop that typically requires a lower CFM rating

$$ - When the hood is for a gas range that typically requires a higher CFM rating

Does the kitchen hood need to have any accessories?

$$ - When a food warming shelf is built in to the hood

$$ - When there is a sensor that will automatically turn the fan on when the temperature rises

Ask the Pro:

1. How long will the installation take?

2. Are you and your crew licensed and insured?

3. Do have any customer references available?

4. Will the new hood fit where the existing hood once fit?

5. Are there any cleaning chemicals that could damage the finish of the hood?

6. How often does the exhaust filter need to be changed?

7. Is there a manufacturer’s warranty of the range hood?

8. Will the installation require the services of an electrician or HVAC specialist?

9. What type of hood or exhaust fan would you recommend for my stove?

10. Is cleanup included in the cost estimate?


- Oven and Cooktop Configurations

- Factors to Consider when Purchasing a New Oven or Stove

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