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Question DetailsAsked on 7/19/2015

who do I hire to replace ceiling exhaust fan over stove

have a round exhaust fan in the ceiling over my stove. Age unknown, caked with crud. Would like to replace. Looking for professional that can advise on replacement options available, as well as removing old unit and installing new unit.

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Answered 4 years ago by Member Services


Your Search the List category is Heating and A/C (HVAC) contractors.

Here is a pretty good but still simnple article on the factors used to size a stove fan - width of stove covered, BTU output of the stove (for gas), and air changed needed per hour in the room to prevent smell accumulation.

My recommendation, for a standard size stove in a normal sized kitchen, is a full-bottom screened or two-vent unit of not less than 400 cfm - 800 to 1000 if you fry or boil a lot, or if you frequently use a stove-top broiler, either built-in or a countertop unit like a rotisserie broiler. And definitely with easily removeable, dishwasher-safe metal filters. A larger fan unit normally add less than a hundred $ extra over the cost of a nominal size unit - but that adds only maybe 10-20% to the total job cost for a LOT better removal of airborne grease (which means less on countertops and walls and ceilings), and much better humidity control in cold winter conditions (window and wall condensation) and humid summer weather (excess internal humidity and kitchen smells spreading to rest of house).

IF you select a contractor who also has a showroom, they can show you what is available and discuss different options - then send out a man to check out your exact configuration and ductwork sizing to see what will fit your existing ducting, and what is a "best" recommnedation - so you can compare intalled costs both for the simpler replacement option, and also for likely a fair amount pricier option with more air handling capacity that might or might not require an upsizing of duct size and maybe (but not usually) roof vent. Some showrooms have operating models, so you can also hear the sound difference, because while they are a lot more effective, the larger airflow units (unless attic mounted) are generally louder. Bothers some people, not most.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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