Signs You Need a New Stove or Range Hood

Your range hood is very essential to the operations of your kitchen. When you cook, the heat from your stove can produce a lot of smoke. Even if it's not visible and you can't smell it, your lungs are inhaling it. Your range hood is there to absorb that smoke and as a result, improve the air quality of your kitchen.

Hoods are also instrumental in removing odors, grease and other pollutants that are released into the air when cooking. But what happens if your range hood isn't working properly?

It could increase the risk of fires and cause smoke to build up in your kitchen and nearby rooms. The good news is, you can prevent these issues by looking for warning signs that you need a new stove or kitchen range hood installation.

Uneven Cooking
If your food isn't cooking evenly, then it may be a sign that your stove isn't performing at its best. So if your meats and other foods aren't cooking properly on all sides, it could be a sign of a component failure in your stove.

Gas Smell
If you detect the smell of natural gas coming from your stove, then something is going wrong. Don't attempt to fix this problem yourself. Instead, safely disconnect the stove and refrain from cooking. Call an expert right away to get the problem resolved.

Loud Hum or Chopping Sound
If the fan in your hood is making a loud hum or chopping sound, it may mean that a component came loose or that there's a jam in the fan assembly. This usually results in a repetitive humming, vibrating or chopping sound. 

It's a pretty simple problem to fix, but it's best to call a professional to look at it.
Your range hood keeps smoke and fumes from piling up in your kitchen. Without its proper functioning, it could compromise air quality.