Published at Wednesday, 30 January 2019. Kitchen Window and Ventilation Hood. By Osvald Henriksen.
ASHRAE’s residential ventilation standard, ASHRAE 62.2, limits exhaust fans to a maximum of 15 cfm per 100 square feet of occupiable space, unless a backdrafting test is performed. According to this standard, the smallest home in which a 1,200-cfm range hood could be installed without verifying makeup air needs would be one measuring 8,000 square feet — a very large McMansion indeed.
As a stop-gap measure, a homeowner with backdrafting problems can open a window near the kitchen every time the range-hood fan is turned on. Although this solution works, it won’t satisfy most homeowners, and builders who suggest this remedy may still be legally liable for future backdrafting problems.
If you will have a better lighting in your kitchen, the joy of cooking will surely enhance. Choose a kitchen design which consists of a proper exhaust system to prevent you from the heat and moisture while cooking. If you choose to remodel your small kitchen while using the above given tips, the kitchen remodel cost will approximately reach to 55,000-60,000. As per your budget, you can choose different materials for replacing your current ceilings, flooring, cabinets, furnishings etc and maintain your budget.
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