Kitchen ventilation questions
Working on installing a new kitchen, now. The house has been closed-cell soy foamed, with excellent tight windows now installed. The space is wide open — roughly 2,400 square feet.
Please advise on the level of clear thinking regarding island ventilation over the 5-burner gas cooktop. We’re thinking of foregoing an ugly large stainless Zephyr hood for a simple flush grate directly over the cooktop, 5.5′ over the burners, (with inline fan located in the attic, and vented directly outside — less then 20′ with one 90 degree angle).
Isn’t it (the hood) really for the couple of months of winter when the home is closed up tightly? Probably 8-9 months of year there would be a window/door opened.
We have an HVR system, also.
Your expert opinion will be appreciated.