If you’ve ever cooked something on your stove that produced a lot of smoke, you’ve seen one of the benefits of a hood vent. But, what are some of the other benefits, and how important is the hood vent? It’s not just up there making a bunch of noise! It actually has several important functions.
In addition to keeping your eyes and nose free of irritating smoke and some unwanted odors, your vent hood is keeping you safe from harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. They’re not simply nuisances, they can account for poor air quality, which can have a negative impact on your health. This is the reason most carbon monoxide detectors are placed in the kitchen, or close by. A good hood vent will also help in removing some of the excess heat that comes from cooking.
Now that we’ve got all of the serious stuff out of the way, let’s talk about some lighthearted benefits of the range hood vent. We mentioned that the hood vent can help remove some unwanted odors. Was there ever a time when you wanted to cook something, but you were worried about the odor or the mess that came with it? Or the thought of a stuffy kitchen immediately slammed the door on a tasty recipe you’ve had your eye on? A hood vent that is working properly can help relieve some of the worry. Depending on the quality, it can remove some or most of the odor. It can also help relieve some of the stuffiness or excessive heat. They can even help with the mess by removing grease and moisture. So turn that vent knob to high and cook up that salmon dish you’ve been wanting to try!
Lastly is the extra lighting the hood vent can provide. You’ve been working on that meal for hours so having optimal lighting is definitely a must. Whether you’re checking to be sure the meat is cooked all the way through, or you are looking for that perfect crust on a pan full of fish fillets, it’s important to be able to see what you’re cooking!
So, be sure that vent is in tip-top shape. Change or clean the filters every few months, and replace those bulbs when they go out. Make some delicious food, and stay safe and comfortable while doing it. If you need any assistance, we’re here for you. You can reach us at 844.3.GUINCO, or visit Guinco.com. As always, Thank You for Letting Our Family Help Yours!