1. Can I replace a microwave that is over my stove with a Range Hood?
Yes. It doesn't matter if your current over-the-stove microwave is non-ducted or ducted. If it's ducted and has at least 6" round or 3 1/2 "x10" rectangle metal duct, it's ready for installation. If it doesn't have a duct, then a new duct must be installed, and holes will be open on the cabinet and wall in order to vent out air.
2. How is a range hood ducted?
There are two ducting methods, depending on the model. Vertical ducts duct the air from the top vertically, or horizontally through the rear of the range hood. Some models use a single duct. Some others are convertible, meaning that the duct is designed to be installable vertically or horizontally.
3. How far can I duct my ductwork to exhaust my hood?
The shorter, the better. Try to use the shortest route with the fewest turns possible. Smaller turns are better than bigger turns. A external wall cap or roof cap must be used.
4. Can I exhaust my hood into dryer vent or attic instead of out the wall or roof?
No. For better maintainance and safety of your house, you should never exhaust air into any space within walls, attics, ceilings, crawl spaces, garages, chimmey, or A/C duct.
Frequently Asked Questions:
5. How high should I mount my hood above the stove?
Recommended installations range from 26 to 30" between the bottom of the hood and the top of the stove.
6. Is a cabinet above the hood required to mount the range hood?
Yes. All Accela models are mounted underneath a cabinet.
7. Is the hood width same as the stove?
No. the actual measurement of the hood is 1/8" smaller than the stove size so that it fits properly into the opening.
8. My kitchen is in the middle of the house, can I install the hood?
Yes. Instead of the standard installation, it will require a professional contractor to build the softfit to seal the duct all the way from kitchen to the wall which can vent out. We strongly suggest getting an estimate for the job before considering installing a range hood.
Range Hood Installation FAQ:
Range Hood Feature FAQ:
1. What is CFM? How much CFM do I need?
CFM stands for Cubic Feet per Minute of exhaust air flow. The higher the number, the greater the amount of air is exhausted. Two factors have to be considered for how much CFM do you need: 1) BTU of the stove burners, 2)most important is the style of cooking. For standard cooking, usually 200-400 CFM is used, For heavy cooking, such as heavy grease, smoke, and strong aromas, the standard recommended CFM will be insufficient to capture the grease and vent out the smoke and aroma. A close to professional grade 600 to 1000 CFM is needed for such level of cooking.
2. What is a self-cleaning hood?
The self-cleaning feature cleans the rotary fans blades inside the hood. Water has to be filled into the container inside the hood, and you have to periodically activate the cleaning function to clean the rotary fan blades so the hood's performance remains at maximum. However, this feature doesn't clean the surface of the hood.
3. Do I need to take down the cover panel to clean the hood?
No, for the Automatic Cleaning model. For Standard models, yes, the safety fan covers must be removed and detergent might be sprayed inside if you want to clean the interior.
4. What is delayed turn off?
After you finish cooking, you have the option of turning on the delayed turn off. The hood will continue running for a set period of time in order to extend the ventilating for refresh air in your kitchen. It will automatically turn off once it reaches the set time.
5. How to set the timer for ACP3?
1. Turn off all power
2. Press the button of self-clean (3rd button from the right)
3. Press the high fan speed button (1st button from left) to adjust hours
4. Press the low fan speed button (3rd button from left) to adjust the minutes
5. After designed timer is selected, press the self-clean button agein to set.
The timer runs 24 hours setting, not AM/PM setting.
To set the time again, repeat the steps