Let’s talk about the causes why the range hood have a bad draft.
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If you notice that your hood doesn’t seem to be doing what it’s supposed to be doing-pulling air-there are a couple of things you need to check. Why is there no traction?
Why does the kitchen hood have a bad draft?
Providing fresh air in apartments for residents of apartment buildings is often impossible without installing a powerful extractor hood. Without this device, the built-in natural ventilation system cannot cope with air purification. But, sometimes the installation of a hood does not save the situation. In such cases, it is necessary to analyze the problem. It may be related to external factors or directly to the hood, namely its incorrect selection, installation or maintenance.
- Blockage of the fat filter
If the efficiency of the kitchen hood deteriorates, first of all it is necessary to check the condition of the filters. A clogged filter will degrade traction, the equipment will work at maximum loads. This mode will lead to increased wear and rapid failure of the device.
- The duct is too long
The reason for the poor traction of the hood is also an incorrectly executed air duct. A complex track with a large number of curves and transitions, having a long length will cause a loss of air flow velocity and a decrease in thrust. The maximum recommended length of the duct for a household hood is no more than 3 m.
- No air supply
For the normal operation of ventilation, an influx of fresh air is necessary through slightly open windows, air valves or simply cracks in the window bindings. If the windows and doors in the room are tightly closed, normal conditions will not be created for the effective operation of the hood.This will cause a decrease in the efficiency of its work.
- Blockage of the communal canal
The general ventilation shaft needs regular cleaning. Various contaminants and cobwebs can accumulate on the walls of the channel. At the same time, the cross-section of the channel decreases, making it difficult for the passage of air flow.
Without restoring normal traction, the hood will not work effectively, no matter how powerful it is. Some problems can be fixed independently, but only specialists can cope with serious ones. If the decrease in traction is due to incorrect installation and assembly of the duct, then it is necessary to eliminate gaps, seal joints or even redo the route.
- Cleaning the filter
Timely and high-quality cleaning of the filter is a guarantee of effective operation of the hood. A dirty filter will not only worsen the quality of cleaning, it will cause an increase in the noise level during operation of the device and its increased wear.
Manufacturers of household appliances produce special products for cleaning from fat. They effectively dissolve impurities, but at the same time they are quite aggressive. Therefore, the use of such means requires strict compliance with safety rules.
- Calling a special service
If you have any problems with the range hood, then you need to contact our service! We service almost all world famous brands of kitchen hoods. We know how to repair under-cabinet, built-in, wall mounted, corner mounted, island and other types of hoods.
Why should you call Optimus Appliance & HVAC Inc.?
We are a licensed repair service for appliances for many global manufacturers. This is why we come to you with the necessary parts and tools to do a fast and quality repair. We arrive at your place on the requested day and repair your appliance on the very same day. Entrust your range hood to professionals and call us at +1(858)225-1715.