Getting your kitchen renovated is an exciting project and it may give you the chance to change the layout of your kitchen for the better. Many people take this opportunity to buy a new stove and to rethink its placement, along with the setup of their kitchen range hoods. We often get the question, “Can you vent your kitchen range hood through your chimney?” The answer to this question is “yes” – sometimes, and “no” other times. Today we’ll explain the different circumstances in which it is okay to vent your kitchen range hood through your chimney and when doing so does not work.
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The Job of a Kitchen Range Hood
Before we dive into kitchen range hood venting options, we wanted to explain the purpose of a kitchen range hood.
When you cook, odors, grease and smoke are released into the air. Instead of letting them linger, kitchen range hoods have fans that suck the air through a filter. This makes your kitchen less pungent and helps you to stay more comfortable, since heat is being taken out of the room. Kitchen range hoods improve the air quality, especially in commercial kitchens and make cleaning up easier.
Can You Vent Your Kitchen Range Hood Through Your Chimney?
You can vent your kitchen range hood through your chimney under certain circumstances. In order to do so, there has to be an unused flue without issues within your chimney that is large enough to vent the proposed hood. Because different kitchen vents have different requirements, knowing in advance whether you have this chute available is key so you can shop within those parameters.
If you are interested in venting your chimney range hood through your chimney, it is best to contact our team. We will come in to take a look at your chimney to determine if doing this is possible.
Other Chimney Care Tips
If you are taking the time to consider your chimney as a venting option, you should also note when your last chimney inspection took place. At Boston’s Best Chimney, we recommend having your chimney inspected yearly. If you have an old fireplace that you are going to begin using, be sure to follow our fireplace inspection checklist first.
In addition, we recommend having your chimney cleaned once a year or as needed. To learn more, read our blog on why you may need a chimney cleaning and what a chimney cleaning entails.
Contact Boston’s Best Chimney for Your Chimney Needs
Whether you need chimney venting work, a chimney inspection or sweep, or another chimney service, Boston’s Best Chimney is here for you. Our team prioritizes excellent service and safety. In fact, each team member is certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Click here or call (781) 893-6611 to get in touch with us.
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