Is it Time to Replace Your Range Hood? How to Know

October 26, 2022

Depending on how often you use your kitchen range hood, it may last between 10-20 years, but longevity requires care and maintenance. Learn how to clean and maintain your hood.


Eventually, even well-maintained range hoods will need to be replaced. The best way to determine if your range hood needs to be repaired or replaced is to contact the manufacturer.


Range hoods remove indoor air pollutants, smoke, and grease from your kitchen air, which contribute to the health and wellbeing of your family. If you’re concerned that your range hood may need to be replaced, look for these warning signs.


1. An Unusually Smoky Kitchen

The purpose of a range hood is to keep smoke out. If your hood is failing to do its most important job, it may be clogged (requiring a simple cleaning) or it may be fan failure. First, try cleaning the fan’s blades and its tray of all excess grease. Next, examine the air filter connected to the fan for any debris blockage. If the problem remains, contact your manufacturer for an inspection.


2. The Range Hood Motor is Louder Than Usual

Excess noise can sometimes be caused by grease and cooking residue buildup and a good cleaning can fix the problem. If the issue remains, contact your manufacturer for an inspection.


3. Broken Controls or Broken Lights

If the control buttons or lights are malfunctioning, it could be damage to the control board, circuitry or blower. Sometimes a simple repair will do the trick!


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