|HVR 150||HV 200 / 250||M1 100/120||WX 150-300|
|HR 90 KE/FES||HVR 150/FES||GX 150 - 300|
|Cooker Hoods are a common first step for kitchen ventilation. Often placed above the cooker they remove the majority of cooking steam. They have filters to remove the grease that can usually be replaced or even washed and reused. This can be the ideal solution if you cannot reach an external wall with ducting and do not have a Kitchen window. The downside to cooker hoods is that the noise they make can be often intrusive when used. They also require a lot of space. They are impractical for utility rooms. Ideally they are best used in conjuntion with a wall or window fan for maximum effect.There are two main options for cooker hoods - the flat panel style or the larger Chimney style. Our recommendation for the best source of quality cooker hoods at the best value can be found here.|
When these problems are ignored or left untreated further more serious problems such as damp, mould and potential respiratory illness can develop.
Regulations:When the residential kitchen is a new build or an extension etc that is subject to the building regulations then the ventilation rate is specified in Document F. The ventilation rate specified in Document F of the building regulations is for continuous ventilation is13 litres per second (l/s) and for intermittent ventilation is 30 l/s adjacent to the cooker or 60 l/s anywhere else in the kitchen.
A fan should always be sited in the furthest window or wall from the main source of air replacement to avoid short-circuiting the airflow. It should be located as high as possible in the window or wall nearest to smells or steam, but not directly above eye-level grills or cooker hoods.
If the room contains a fuel burning device (such as a gas boiler) with a non-balanced flue, it is essential that there is enough replacement air to prevent fumes being drawn down the flue when the fan is extracting to its utmost capacity.