Vent away cooking odors and filter out heat, smoke, grease and moisture. Ducted or vented range hoods send air outside through a duct. Or, go ductless. It’s easy to install and recirculates filtered air back into your kitchen.
The noise level of a range hood is measured in sones. The louder the range hood, the higher the sone rating.
Keep the air in your kitchen clean and safe with range hoods. From learning how your range hood should be vented to installation, our how-to guides show you how to do it yourself.
Clear the air in your kitchen, with a new range hood from The Home Depot. Range hoods serve an important purpose, by venting smoke and odors out of your kitchen. We carry a wide selection of range hoods in a variety of styles and sizes. From under-the-cabinet range hoods to island range hoods, wall mounted range hoods to commercial range hoods, you’ll find the one that meets your needs and budget.
Types and Styles of Range Hoods
We all love a good, home-cooked meal. That cooking sometimes results in smoke, grease, heat and moisture filling the air. That’s where range hoods or vent hoods come into play. They vent away those unpleasant odors, in addition to providing extra light and helping to keep your kitchen cool. Ducted range hoods, also called vented range hoods, move the air outside the house through a duct in the wall. Ducted range hoods are typically the most effective. Ductless range hoods filter air and recirculate it back into your kitchen. Ductless range hoods can be installed anywhere in the kitchen and are popular in apartment homes, where outside venting is not an option. If you do decide to go ductless, remember to clean or replace the filters regularly, especially if you do a lot of frying.
Another factor to consider when choosing a range hood is location. Where and how do you plan to mount it? Under cabinet range hoods are the most common. These stove hoods are affordable and easy to install. As its name suggests, wall-mounted range hoods are installed directly to the wall. Wall-mounted range hoods resemble a chimney - wide at the bottom and narrow at the top to vent outdoors. Catch the attention of friends and neighbors with a stylish and functional island range hood. Sometimes called ceiling-mount range hoods, these have become increasingly popular for home remodels where a stove or cooktop is built into the kitchen’s island or peninsula. You might also consider a downdraft range hood or an insert range hood. Another convenient and popular option is simply adding an over-the-range microwave. Most are equipped with a vent that will also clear the air in your kitchen.
Top Range Hood Features
While looking for the right range hood for your home, check out some of the top features, including heat sensors that automatically turn on when the range hood senses high heat and indicator lights that let you know when it’s time to change the filter. Some newer models feature quiet range hoods that are less noisy, even when the exhaust fan is operating on high.
Before You Buy a Range Hood
Before you buy any range hood, make sure you have the right amount of space allotted for it. Any hood you consider should be at least as wide as the cooking surface it will be installed above. Generally, look for a kitchen hood that’s about 6 inches wider than your stove or cooktop and sits roughly 30 inches above the stove’s surface. Remember to measure first, buy second.
Range hoods come in a variety of eye-catching materials. Shop our selection of stainless-steel range hoods, wooden range hoods and even unfinished wood range hoods. Choose an exhaust hood in the style and finish that matches your décor and your budget. Shop online and pick up in store for free.