A lot of people will not use the range hoods that they have because they are old and they make too much noise. Unfortunately if you do not use your hood when cooking this can result in the odors, smoke and steam to spread throughout your home and then cause you problems in the future. However a range hood installation is quite a simple procedure and is something that you yourself should be able to complete in a morning.
In order to carry out the work there are a number of different tools and materials that you will need.
1. Range Hood
4. Circuit Tester
5. Wire Nuts
6. Screws (these should normally be provided with the new range hood that you have purchased).
The first thing that you should when preparing to remove an old hood and replacing with a new one is switched of the power supply to that particular area of the kitchen. Once this has done you can then carry out the following steps. However in order to replace it you will need someone to help you. Also ensure that you have the right size hood remember that the new one should overlap the cooker top on each side by about 3 inches.
Firstly you will need to locate the electrical connection for this particular appliance. Often it is located in a position close to the light fitting on the hood. Once you have located the wiring you need to disconnect it by removing the wire nuts. As soon as the nuts are removed you will need to separate the connections.
Now you have disconnected the wiring you now need to ask someone to support the weight of the hood whilst you loosen the screws which hold it in place. Remove the hood off of the screws which are supporting it and then put it to one side. Then you can finally remove the screws completely.
You now need to measure how far down the old hood was placed. Hopefully if it was around about 24 to 30 inches from the top of the stove top then this is okay. But if not then you will need to carry out some alterations to ensure that the base of the hood from the top of the stove falls within this range. Also ensure that you have sufficient wiring also.
It is important that you look at the direction in which the venting is going. This should either run up through the cabinet or out through the wall at the back. With most range hood installation projects you will find that modern hoods are able to accommodate both kinds of venting quite easily. However it will actually depend on just what kind of holes it has in order for it to gain access to the ductwork.
Once you have replaced the old hood with the new one by carrying out the above steps starting at number 4 and going back up to step 1. Then you will need to tighten up the screws which are used to support it and ensure that they are completely secure. The final things you will need to do once you have completed your range hood installation is to test the electrics by turning on the fan and the lights to see if they are working correctly.