Before purchasing a Range Hood you will want to become familiar with what is available out there and exactly what to consider when purchasing your new Vent Hood. In this article we will discuss what features to consider when selecting a great Range Hood and help you narrow down your choices. The type of mounting, (Island, Wall or Under-Cabinet/Insert) Range Hood size, CFM rating, Sone or noise level, type of grease filters, ventilation configuration, and height are all significant.

The information here is intended to assist you in understanding and familiarizing yourself with the typical language (vocabulary) used, and help you determine what will fulfill your specific needs, bring you the greatest pleasure while cooking and create the most value for your money.


We will divide the information into 3 segments, to allow you to choose the specific area you are researching.


Part 1


– Range Hood Mounting Type

– Range Hood Size



Part 2


– CFM Rating

– Sone or Noise Level

– Grease Filters



Part 3


– Ventilation Type: Ductwork or Ductless

– Height Considerations