Friday, September 27, 2013

Replacing Your Range Hood Filters

30 Inch Stainless Steel Chimney Range Hood. Buy now at Home Products Inc.

Why Replace the Filter?

One of the many modern conveniences we take for granted is the Range Hood.  Range Hoods keep the air in your kitchen clean (which keeps the kitchen itself cleaner), gets rid of excess heat, and can even improve the resale value of your house.  Because they are large, difficult to install, and can be expensive, we at Store For Parts believe that maintenance is key to keeping your current Range Hood working for years to come and saving you time, money, and hassle along the way.  We recommend cleaning your Range Hood regularly and changing the filters every 6 to 12 months.

Which Filter for Me?

Rectangle Charcoal Filter

There are many different types of filters you can buy for your Range Hood.  There are Rectangle Filters, Round Filters, Dome Filters, Basket Filters, and Filters with Light Lenses.

You also want to take into consideration which type of Filter to use.  In ductless Range Hoods, the air is sucked through the fan, through the filter, and back into the room.  There are two types of filter to concider.  The first is a charcoal filter.  Charcoal filters perform better at removing oils, odor, and smoke from the air, but they are hard to clean so you must replace them more often.  The second is an aluminum filter.  Aluminum filters are less effective at removing oils, odor, and smoke from the air, but are fairly easy to clean which means you can go longer between new filters as long as you regularly clean them.
Aluminum Filter with Lens

Before buying new filters, make sure to check which style and size of filter your Range Hood uses.  The easiest way to do so would be to check the model number of your Range Hood, which can usually be found on the underside of the Hood, and go to to find the best filter for you!

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