How to choose my hood ?

In addition to your budget, it is important to consider several points when preparing to choose a range hood. We try to list them below for an appropriate choice.

  1. Aesthetics: The hood should fit the available space and maintain a consistent style with the kitchen fittings.
  2. Function: Whether the kitchen has a ventilation system to allow for the fumes to be expelled or for the air to be recycled in the hood.
  3. Extraction capacity: This depends on the size of your kitchen and the type of cooker wether gas, electric or induction.
  4. Added features: We offer a range of options regarding the energy efficiency, noise level, materials and finish.

The following guide has been created to help you choose your range hood.

Choose a range hood.

How do I maintain my range hood ?

Clean stainless steel: Aroua range hoods are primarily made of 304 stainless steel, easy to clean and always keeps a perfect shine. To clean the Stainless Steel use a piece of nonabrasive household linen.
Clean filters: Aroua hoods are equipped with a counter that increments each time you turn on the fan. After 50 hours, a signal appears asking you to clean your filters. The filters are washable stainless steel to dishwashers.

My hood is not working, what should I do ?

We have prepared for you a document that will help you identify some problems or false problems and solve them efficiently without requiring the intervention of a repairman or electrician. Troubleshooting Guide.

Noise sources

We distinguish three categories of noise generated by a range hood, aerodynamic noise, mechanical noise and electromagnetic noise.
The aerodynamic noise is caused by poor design of fan blades, poor design of the entrance to the air and a poorly designed manifold air space between the fan and out of the hood.
The mechanical noises are often caused by vibration of the fan (unbalanced wheel) or friction between fixed and mobile engine, the bearing wear and grease by the manufacturers of such engines significantly reduces noise.

The electromechanical noise is rarely heard in range hoods and they are from the fan motor. A good quality motor makes this noise is nonexistent.

What is stainless steel ?

Technically a stainless steel is an alloy of iron and resists corrosion MONOXIDE. In the appliance industry two grades are most often used; 304 stainless steel and stainless steel 430. 304 stainless steel contains a minimum of 18% chromium and 8% nickel which gives properties desired in a high-end appliances, better corrosion resistance, easy cleaning, a shine more permanent ... etc.
The 430 stainless steel is a low cost; its chromium content is practically zero, thus reducing its resistance to corrosion. Your appliance salesman should answer what your stainless steel appliance is made.

What is a cfm, a DBA ?

The cfm, an acronym for Cubic Feet per Minute "is a unit for measuring air flow in cubic ft. per minute. The CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) is the French equivalent. The dBA is a unit of measurement Audible noise in decibels on a logarithmic scale. The Sone is a measurement unit of volume.

Why do we need more cfm for a gas stove electric stove ?

A range hood is designed to remove fumes and smoke. But be aware that the gas cooker generates more heat energy and thus more vapor during cooking, so the hoods used in a gas cooking surface should be higher extraction capacity in cfm. We suggest a minimum of 500 cfm for cuisnières gas.

How to optimize the operation of my hood ?

For optimal effectiveness, guidelines must be followed before the acquisition of the hood during installation and during its use. Before the acquisition, we must choose the range hood fits your space, for this you can see "how to choose my hood? . During installation, minimize restrictions, in other words, the ducts, the number of air change directions and use small sections of ducts is not recommended, also within the distance that separates the hotted ecuisine the cooktop. During use, clean your filter according to instructions and guidance, if possible, the direction of vapor in the fields of vacuum your hood.

How far should separate the hood of the cooking surface ?

Plus the hood is close to the hob, over its performance is better. But the more cons hood is closer, the manipulation space above the cooktop is reduced and the more you heat the elements of the hood (fan, control system etc ....). The standard requires that this distance is greater than 65 cm from the surface of cooking gas, it may be more if specified by the manufacturer of the stove.