What is the best extractor fan for a kitchen?

2019-09-27 by No Comments

What is the best extractor fan for a kitchen?

Best 4-inch kitchen extractor fan models:

  • Xpelair C4TS Extractor Fan.
  • Xpelair C4TR Extractor Fan.
  • OOPPEN Extractor Fan.
  • Xpelair VX150T Extractor Fan.
  • Airvent 435103 Extractor Fan.
  • Xpelair WX6 Extractor Fan.
  • OOPPEN Smart Exhaust Extractor Fan.
  • Kair Smart Extractor Fan.

How do I know what size kitchen extractor fan I need?

The correct airflow for an extractor can be easily worked out, simply multiply the volume of the room by ten and you will obtain the ideal airflow for your kitchen. For example for a kitchen size of 4m x 4m with a height of 2.7m: (4 x 4 x 2.7) x 10 = 432.

What is the difference between a bathroom extractor fan and a kitchen extractor fan?

The difference is that they will be attached to a venting system, where the. Fan will extract the air to atmosphere (outside). On a basic level, any extractor fan is there to draw out the air and moisture you do not want in your house. This will not just be for damp issues, as is likely with your bathroom.

Can I replace an extractor fan myself?

If you only need to replace an extractor fan, swapping old for new, you should be able to use the existing wiring, ducting and exhaust venting. It’s a straightforward DIY job that only requires basic disassembly and securing screws. Also check the dimensions of your new fan line up with the existing holes.

Do kitchen extractor fans need to vent outside?

If you’ve read our other extractor hood articles (Fitting a Cooker Hood, for example), you may be wondering whether all extractor fans for the kitchen need to vent outside. The short answer is no.

Where do you put an extractor fan in a kitchen?

It’s a good idea to mount your fan as high as possible on the wall. If you can, fit it opposite a door so fresh air can easily replace the air that’s extracted when the fan is running. In a kitchen, the best place for a fan is close to the cooker – so that steam isn’t drawn across the room.

What is a good extraction rate for a kitchen extractor fan?

10 times per hour
The Extraction Rate We generally recommend that you purchase a cooker hood that will filter the air in your kitchen at least 10 times per hour. A good way to work out if the rate is right for your kitchen is to work out the volume of your kitchen (length x width x height) for e.g. 4m x 3m x 2.5m = 30m3.

Do you need an extractor fan in a kitchen?

In short – yes, you do need an extractor hood. Since April 2006, building regulations state that extract ventilation must be fitted in a kitchen which has been built from that date onwards. A kitchen will not meet these regulations if the hood only filters the air and recirculates it around the kitchen.

Can you use a kitchen extractor fan in the bathroom?

Simple really, but a bathroom extractor fan must be safe for use in the bathroom environment where contact with water is unlikely, but entirely possible. Therefore for the bathroom, fans must be low power and well covered.

What can I use instead of an extractor fan?

10 Things to Do If You Don’t Have a Range Hood or Vent

  • Use a window fan.
  • Use a portable HEPA air filter.
  • Use a fan in another room, like the bathroom.
  • Get a grease splatter guard.
  • Wipe down your kitchen cabinets frequently.
  • If you paint your kitchen, use a satin or semi-gloss finish, or choose scrubbable paint.

Do cooker hoods remove condensation?

Summary. Recirculating cooker hoods are unable to remove steam or moisture caused by cooking, but they can still effectively remove grease and cooking odours improving the environment in your home if you are unable to fit an extraction hood in your kitchen.

How does the airvent 435103 kitchen extractor fan work?

This fan can be used as a direct replacement for the Newlec NL883S and the Acel AC6132. The shutters are thermally activated, ie they open slowly once the fan has been on for a few minutes, and close slowly after the fan has been turned off for a while. The fan has an inbuilt pullcord. How are ratings calculated?

How is the airvent 150mm extractor fan timer rated?

Airvent 150mm Extractor Fan Timer is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26 . Rated 5 out of 5 by David mccaffery from Airvent extractor excellence. Can not fault this excellent product for its price.

What kind of window fixing kit does airvent use?

Window Fixing Kit for the Airvent AIRA9 and AIRA12 range of fans. Select size above. 230mm for the AIRA9 range and 300mm for the AIRA12 range…. AirVent Commercial Fan ~ 12″ commercial fan. ~ 3 stage quick and easy installation and maintenance. ~ Low noise. ~ Sealed for life motor bearings. ~ Certified to European Standards.

How does the shutter work on an airvent extractor fan?

The shutters are thermally activated, ie they open slowly once the fan has been on for a few minutes, and close slowly after the fan has been turned off for a while. The fan has an inbuilt pullcord.