Kitchen Ventilation


Proper ventilation in kitchen is essential particularly while cooking the food. If there is no suitable ventilation, the cook or housewife would feel suffocation. It would not just difficult for him/her to stay in the kitchen as the vapor and smoke generated in the kitchen would not disperse but it would also cause long term health problems.

There are many approaches of ventilation in the kitchen. Ventilation fans are one of them and remove smoke and stinky air outside. They maintain indoor air quality in the kitchen as kitchen needs more ventilation than other rooms at home. Ventilation fans should be of proper size and be installed correctly.

Importance of Ventilation Fan

  •  It makes your home free of disease by giving fresh air.
  • It gives healthy and comfortable atmosphere in kitchen.
  •  It controls humidity and moisture and protect you and your family from smoke and stinky air.

Kitchen ventilation fan

Methods of Kitchen Ventilation

  • Extractor Kitchen Exhaust Fan:

    These fans remove air having smoke or grease caused by cooking. This fan is ideal for kitchen and is install over cooking top.

Extractor Kitchen Exhaust Fan

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  • Ceiling Mounted Exhaust Fan:

    As it is clear by name that these exhaust fans are install in the ceiling to remove stinky air outside through vent.

Ceiling Mounted Exhaust Fan

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  • Wall Mounted Exhaust Fan:

    These fans are install or hung on the wall of kitchen and remove stinky air outside.

Wall Mounted Exhaust Fan

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  • Kitchen Range Exhaust Fans:

    These fans are mounting inside range hood over your kitchen stove. Such fans not only help to get rid the kitchen of stale air but help to expel bad odors and reduce moisture levels in your cooking area also. 

Benefits of Ventilation Fans

Kitchen ventilation fans make the place free of smoke and odors. Improper ventilation in kitchen causes many problems such as:

  •  Moisture and smoke can cause mold and growth of bacteria in kitchen, which leads to severe health diseases.
  • Cracking and peeling of wall paints.

Cleaning of Exhaust Fans

Cleaning is very important for exhaust fans otherwise it restricts air movement and collects dirt inside the kitchen. It contains dirt like magnet over it.


6  Comment(s)
By sugantha -  On  10/20/2010 9:54:00 PM
i heard that cockroaches get inside modular kitchens and frequent cleaning is a must.Is it true?
By Anonymous - On 7/21/2010 11:18:30 PM
ultracool kitchen
By Anonymous - On 7/21/2010 7:53:19 PM
It is an informative article. Can you please provide information about what size of wall mounted exhaust fan should be should for a say, 8'x14'x9' kitchen size in north Indian conditions.
By sukamalroy -  On  7/21/2010 7:16:31 PM
I decided to buy a Old House one storied/2 storied
How to decided the estimate or resent value of the house??
By ZAINAB -  On  10/22/2009 11:38:02 AM
what about hood ventillation please required information
By Anonymous - On 9/25/2009 8:52:56 PM
yes it quite interesting to know why ventilation is so necessary in kitchen rather then anywhere else in home but if cleaning of ventilators is also discussed a bit then it will make it more worthy to read..!!
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