What size Range Hood do I need?

Range Hood power is measured in CFM’s this stands for the air that can be removed as measured in “Cubic Feet per Minute”.  The larger the number the greater the volume of air the hood can remove.  Generally the rule for a gas cooktop is, for every 10,000 BTU your gas stove generates you would need 100 CFM.  Example 60,000 BTU’s = 600 CFM.  For an electric stove the CFM is estimated accordin to the size of the stove.  You need 100 CFM for every 10″ of stove width, so if your stove/cooktop is 36″ then you would need at least 360 CFM.

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