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Old 03-14-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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Range hood - ducted or ductless?


I'm looking at installing a range hood soon and was curious about the ductless hoods. Do they work well? Not worth a hoot?

I could install a ducted unit, but to connect one to the existing exhaust duct would take a lot of tricky ductwork with short, tight turns. So if the ductless ones work well that would make my job that much easier!

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Ductless, does work as long as you keep the filters clean, ductless requires a carbon filter in addition to a grease trap style filter. The carbon filters are about $30 and need to be replaced say annually.

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Edit - the advantage of ductless other than the obvious reasons, is, you don't pump you conditioned air out of the house.

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If you can install a vent to outside, while maintaing spec's, you'll be much better off. it's also a one time thing. although the recirculated type will pick up some of the particulates it will still just dump the air back into room..
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