Having a cooker hood installed in your kitchen is important to creating a healthy environment around your kitchen as they remove every unwanted smell. They also aid in removing grease and steam through extraction so you can keep your kitchen clean easily and maintain a cool ambiance.
Getting a cooker hood that complements your kitchen outlook and your cooktop hob is quite easy for everyone but where the problem lies is in the noise level of the cooker hood when it’s operational. This is something that a lot of us overlook and that can be a big issue.
There are two types of cooker hoods namely:
- Extraction hood that extracts air from the kitchen to its environment through ducting.
- Recirculation hoods that recirculate the air from inside the kitchen through filters to extract the cooking smell and reintroduce it back to the kitchen.
Among these two hood types, the extraction hood is quite cheaper and more effective than the recirculation hood but they make much more noise.
Why Does My Cooker Hood Make So Much Noise?
Cooker hoods are made up of large fans which blow the kitchen smell out of the kitchen. Due to the size of the fan, they can make as much noise as possible. Choosing a hood with smaller fans can reduce the noise level of the hood a bit but there are other reasons why your cooker hood can be noisy and they include.
When the fan builds up dirt or grease covers the fan blades over time which makes the blade imbalanced and causes the fan to rattle when it’s operational.
When the fan is fitted poorly to the walls of the hood which causes it to vibrate and make excessive noise.
Problems with the exhaust fan motor such as motor shaft bearings wearing out after a long period of use.
Ducting can affect the cooker hood noise level. When your hood is ducted narrowly, this can cause a huge amount of pressure on the fan causing it to make noise while the air flows through. Even your duct design can also aid in the noise if it has a lot of cross-sections and bends.
Your exhaust fan motor may have a problem such as the motor shaft bearings wearing out after a long period or something is trapped within the blower wheel case.
How to Reduce the Cooker Hood Noise
There are several methods a person can use to reduce the level of their cooker hood noise. They can get an engineer to reduce the power sent to the fan through a resistor but, you have to call an experienced engineer, or else any modification to the cooker may cause the fan to not extract properly.
But before you call an engineer, you can also try cleaning the cooker hood. Also, try to replace paper or carbon filters but check the manufacturer’s guide to see if they can be replaced or cleaned.
You can also make some adjustments to the fan of the cooker hood by mounting the fan on rubber washers to reduce the vibrations caused by the cooker hood being mounted on the wall.
Beside, you can change the duct design by removing most of the bends or cross-sections as this may reduce the noise it makes.
Ceramic hob repair crack and a cracked induction hob repair could make a lot of changes in reducing the cooker hood noise.
If you cannot go through the stress of cleaning or replacing your exhaust fan, you can buy the newer model cooker hoods available in the market except you’re not ready to get a new model yet then you can do some cleaning on the machine.