range hood vents down, is that wrong?
Hi all, nor sure if this is the correct forum for this post but you can direct me if it's not. We bought this new house almost 2 years ago and the Tarion warranty will run out soon. Not sure if this is against code but the exhaust fan above our stove is vented down into the basement and out the side of the house. The fan does not draw well...probably because it has to draw the air down after going through many angles...so we replaced it with a more powerful fan. It still doesn't draw well and the basement always smells like cooking odours when it is on. I'm sure hot air wants to rise so it doesn't make sense. Not sure if this is to code or not. We live in Ontario Canada. Thanks for any help or suggestions.