Hood noise: wall mount vs. under-cabinet vs. in-cabinet ?

curiousreaderJuly 30, 2012

DH finds noise from our range hood to be extremely annoying, so I am trying to find a solution. Putting the motor outside or up the line is not an option.

The reported sones of a given hood surely do not tell the entire story.

Would it be significantly quieter to put the venting into a cabinet, or under the cabinet? -- instead of a wall mounted hood?

If wall mounted, does the style of the hood matter?

e.g. a pyramid vs. something like the Modern Aire PS1010?

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A larger fan running at a lower rotational rate so that the blade tip speed is lower should be quieter for the same cfm moved. (Think Casablanca ceiling fan as an extreme example.) Whether a hood that fits is available with this property is a question I can't answer. Modern-Aire may be able to answer.


    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 10:47AM
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