Vent Hood Maintenance & Repairs

Keeping Your Kitchen Smelling Fresh & Comforting

You want your kitchen to smell of delicious aromas. Vent hoods help you accomplish this. Providing odor removal and ventilation, vent hoods let you maintain a comfortable, inviting environment in your kitchen. Vent hoods, also called range hoods, exhaust hoods, or extractor hoods, are typically located above your stove or cooktop to remove odors, heat, steam, grease, smoke, and more from your kitchen.

Using a mechanical fan and filtration, some vent hoods push air outside of your home, while others merely filter it and recirculate it back into your kitchen. Using a vent hood helps improve the air quality in your home and prevents damage to your cabinets from heat and smoke that build up over time.

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Common Types of Vent Hoods

There are a variety of different vent hoods that you may decide to have installed in your home. No matter what type you have, the technicians at Chronister Enterprises® are always ready to help!

  • Ducted
    These vent hoods exhaust air to the outside of your home
  • Non-Ducted or Recirculated
    These vent hoods recirculate air after filtering it.
  • Under-Cabinet
    Typically non-ducted, these vent hoods offer replaceable filters.
  • Wall-Mounted Chimney
    These are installed against the wall and appear similar to a home chimney.
  • Ceiling-Mounted Chimney
    Also called island hoods, these are typically suspended above cooking islands.
  • Custom Built-In
    These blend in with cabinetry and have built-in ventilation installed into the wall.

The size / strength needed from your vent hood will depend on kitchen size and requirements. Your vent hood should cover the full width of your range and at least 50% of your burners. Specifically, the Home Ventilating Institute recommends a minimum of 40 CFM for every linear foot of range.

Common Vent Hood Issues

Notice any of these problems? Give our experts a call!

  • Vent hood is not clearing smoke.

    In non-ducted systems, this is often due to a filter in need of replacement. In ducted systems, it could be due to numerous issues preventing exhaust from being properly evacuated.

  • Air is not venting outside.

    This is typically due to a broken fan blade or exhaust fan motor/blower motor that has stopped working. There may also be something stuck in the blower motor.

  • The motor hums.

    This is most often the result of a defective exhaust fan motor in need of replacement. It may also be due to something caught in or rubbing against the blower wheel housing or fan blade.

  • The motor is loud.

    This could be the result of a vent hood motor that is damaged, worn out, or in need of replacement. Other issues include worn exhaust fan motor bearings.

  • The lights aren't working.

    This may be as simple as replacing a burnt out bulb, or the result of a defective light assembly, light socket, switch, or main control board.

  • The fan and light aren't working.

    This may be due to a defective control board, defective switch, or blown thermal fuse.

  • The keypad doesn’t work.

    This is most often caused by a defective control board. When you call us, we can quickly diagnose this situation and help you determine a solution.

Vent Hood Replacement Parts

Chronister Enterprises® can replace any part on your vent hood:

  • Filters
  • Lights
  • Motors
  • Exhaust fan motors
  • Fans
  • Control boards
  • Blower wheel housings
  • Light assemblies
  • Sockets
  • Switches

Chronister Enterprises wants to get your vent hood back up and running quickly so you can move on with your day and start enjoying your kitchen again. We are the appliance repair experts who you can trust!

Contact us today at (319) 538-2796!

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