- Principle of operation of a recycling hood
- Advantages and disadvantages of a recycling hood
- Price of a recycling hood
When it is not possible to install a vent in your kitchen, you can always turn to a recycling hood that works perfectly with your VMC and today's gastronomy. Focus on the recycling hood.
Principle of operation of a recycling hood
The recycling hood is composed of:
- an air aeration system with fan and motor
- an air ventilation system by grease filter and charcoal filter
Here, unlike the exhaust hood, the air is not released outside the home. Smokes and odors pass into a Molecular sensor composed of filters that retain particles of fat. They then go through a charcoal filter that retains odors. The air is purified in the camera before being thrown into the kitchen. Only the vapors remain; vapors that are evacuated by your usual VMC.
The conventional exhaust duct, which is found on an exhaust hood, is replaced here by the odor filter composed of coal balls.
Advantages and disadvantages of a recycling hood
Of course to ensure the performance of your recycling hood, and ensure its longevity, you will need change the filter coal every 4 months for a classic filter and every year for a regenerable filter. The recycling hood is much less efficient than an exhaust hood that discharges fumes to the outside. On the other hand, not draining moisture, it must be installed in a housing where the VMC is performing.
Its main advantage, however, is that this recycling hood requires much less installation effort than a ducted exhaust hood. You can install it where you want it. On the other hand, exhaust hoods tend to interfere with the proper functioning of the VMC, while VMC and recycling hoods match perfectly. Finally, there is no pollution and disruption of the air since it is purified and recycled.
Price of a recycling hood
You will find recycling hoods at all prices, from around € 80 to more than 1 700 € for design and decorative models. The cost of installation is much lower than the cost of installing an exhaust hood.