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Does a stove have to be vented?

Last Updated: 11th March, 2020

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Your Stove Just Needs to Vent. THE stovetop range hood may be the most underused and undervalued thing in the kitchen. It is designed to whisk away odors and health contaminants released by cooking, but most of us switch it on only when we burn something — and some of us don't even have one. Then there's the odor.

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Similarly, do electric stoves need to be vented?

You don't, generally speaking. An electric stove, for example, doesn't need ventilation. It is nice to have a range hood, because it will take strong smells, water vapor, grease and heat out of the air, thus improving the experience, though.

Also, can you have a cooktop without a vent? When cooktops are not vented and exhausted, the ceiling, or cabinets above the cooktop, will become soiled and stained by grease and steam. Although it is a desirable option, a regular kitchen cooktop does not need to be vented and exhausted to the outside.

One may also ask, do range hoods have to be vented outside?

Since they don't need to vent to your home's exterior and are ductless, you are not required to install them only where there is a duct. These hoods operate by filtering the air they suck in and then blowing it back out into the room, essentially using a recirculation process.

Why does a gas stove not need to be vented?

The answer is that the gas range top and oven burners have such a relatively low BTU input that they can be operated safely without venting. The answer is that the gas range top and oven burners have such a relatively low BTU input that they can be operated safely without venting.

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How do you vent a kitchen without a hood?

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  1. Use a window fan.
  2. Use a portable HEPA air filter.
  3. Use a fan in another room, like the bathroom.
  4. Get a grease splatter guard.
  5. Wipe down your kitchen cabinets frequently.
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Is it OK to put a stove under a window?

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Do gas stoves produce carbon monoxide?

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Deadly carbon monoxide gas is given off from the gas flame that heats the oven. All gas stoves and ovens produce carbon monoxide, but that doesn't mean they have to be dangerous. Don't use foil to cover the vent holes on the floor of the oven.

Fana Borggrebe

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How do ductless range hoods work?

Overview: Unlike a ducted range hood, which vents air to the outside, a ductless range hood consists of a fan (or a blower, motor) with a charcoal filter that sucks up grease particles, heat, smells, and smoke, filters it, and then recirculates it back into the kitchen.

Waseem Djuromsky

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How much does it cost to install a vent hood?

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If you need a stove hood vent installed, the cost is $250 to $600, depending on the complexity of the job. Hoods come in wall mount, under cabinet mount and ceiling mount for islands. Installation pricing is similar between styles and vary depending on the complexity of your homes layout.

Jordon Marhuc

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Does a wood burning stove need an air vent?

To operate correctly all stoves require a supply of air for combustion, and the ability to then evacuate the flue gases; otherwise they will not work. A wood burner is unable to light without an air supply, and subsequently smoke will then pour out into the room it is installed, not what you want to happen.

Edmond Shik

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Do I need a vent hood over my stove?

Most residential building codes do not require a range hood above a stove or cook top, but you'd be wise to ensure your locale is not the exception. Even if it's not legally required, you should think long and hard before forgoing a hood altogether.

Espiritu Titel

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Which is better ducted or ductless range hood?

A ducted range hood does a great job blowing this greasy air outside. A ductless hood vent also captures much of that greasy air and filters out the grease, though its performance will usually be less impressive than that of a ducted model. Maintenance: Ductless range hoods have a filter to capture airborne particles.

Chanel Bachiller

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Is it OK to vent range hood into attic?

A: It is definitely not a good idea to vent a range hood into the attic. Ideally, the range hood should be vented to the outside, usually through the roof. This requires installing some ductwork, but is worth the extra work and expense.

Abdelfetah Couchinho

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What is the point of a range hood?

A kitchen hood, exhaust hood, or range hood is a device containing a mechanical fan that hangs above the stove or cooktop in the kitchen. It removes airborne grease, combustion products, fumes, smoke, heat, and steam from the air by evacuation of the air and filtration.

Mahah Greither

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Do Over the range microwaves need to be vented?

Virtually all building codes require a ventilation system installed over the kitchen stove. This ventilation system has a light that illuminates the stovetop surface and a fan that removes smoke and steam from the air. Over-the-range microwaves have a light and fan built into the bottom of the appliance.

Leize Schmidtmayer

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How well do non vented range hoods work?

A ductless (or ventless) range hood does not vent out of the home, instead, it carries the debris and smoke form the air and filters it through a charcoal or carbon filter before releasing it back into the room. While many times this method is not as functional as a vented hood, it does work.

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What is the best ductless range hood?

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Ancuta Marshansky

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Do induction cooktops need to be vented?

Induction cooktops do not need much venting as gas or electric cooktops do. But they do need ventilation. Residual heat, steam, grease, and smoke are bound to come out of the cooking vessel, which is better handled when you have ventilation. Air movement is necessary to remove grease, steam, smoke, and smell.

Dativa Quiquet

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Can leaving the gas stove on kill you?

Although generally safe to use in the home, when natural gas does not burn up completely because of faulty installation or lack of ventilation, it emits a byproduct of carbon monoxide. The more carbon monoxide present in the air, the less oxygen you can inhale, potentially killing you.

Balla AntoƱana

Reviewer

Can you have a microwave over a gas stove?

All current over the range microwaves can be installed over gas cooking products up to and including 5 burner stoves. As long as the 66" minimum from the floor to the top of the microwave is followed there will be no performance or warranty problem. This includes Advantium ovens and convection microwaves.

Ilana Danichenko

Reviewer

Do I need an exhaust fan in my kitchen?

Yes, the exhaust fans are required in the kitchens. It is always advisable to use exhaust fans in the kitchen to ensure cleanliness, sanitation, and flow of fresh air. The constant cooking of the food in the kitchen results in the increased accumulation of aerosolized grease and humidity in the atmosphere.

Estela Lobejon

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What kind of range hood do I need for gas stove?

The new hood should be at least as wide as the range or cooktop and preferably 3 inches longer on each side. The most common widths are 30 and 36 inches. For optimal performance, install a hood between 20 and 24 inches away from an electric cooktop and 24 to 30 inches from a gas cooktop.

Hina Perrine

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Do you need to vent a propane stove?

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