Why should I have a rangehood?
Have you ever thought about where the cooking by-products end up if you don’t have a rangehood? To eliminate cooking smells and fat deposits in your kitchen you need a good quality reliable rangehood. Oil and fat deposits can build up on top of the cupboards creating a perfect environment for cockroaches to breed. As these deposits increase, they will form a permanent odour in your kitchen.
Have you ever thought about where they end up if your rangehood isn't ducted properly, or at all?
Can I just duct it into the ceiling?
Australian Building code and Fire regulations legislate that range hoods must be either recycled back into the room or ducted outside the house. If you choose to duct into your ceiling, the oil deposits will attract rodents and add fuel in the event of a fire. Recycling back into the room makes little sense as the oil is trapped in the filters, but the cooking odours remain in the house. Rangehoods can be ducted outside the house using one of three methods. Through an external wall, through the roof, or out through the eaves, the most common method being through the roof. In a two storey house this is often not possible if there is a room directly above the kitchen. This is an area where we can offer guidance if required.
What materials do I need to supply?
When we arrive at your house, we have everything we need to complete your installation.
That’s why we ask many questions about your job before we arrive. You may be asked by a retailer to buy their ducting kits but without seeing your house, they don’t know exactly what will be required to complete your installation.
How far above my cook top should my Rangehood be?
The measurement is taken from the cook top to the bottom of the Rangehood. Most commonly, the distance ranges from 650mm - 750mm, however you should refer to the owner’s manual, as different manufacturers will specify different heights. Installing the rangehood at the wrong height may void your warranty.
Do I need a power point?
Yes, you will need to have a power outlet installed by an electrician either on the wall or in the roof, before we arrive. Please discuss the best position for this outlet with us before calling the electrician.
How do I ensure the best installation of my new Schweigen rangehood?
Many builders and tradesmen will tell you they can install your rangehood. Unfortunately, this is not their area of expertise. As a result, we receive many phone calls from people asking why the rangehood is noisy or the extraction is poor or the unit is generally not performing up to expectation. This is usually because the installer does not understand the Schweigen system and treats it like any traditional rangehood. We only install rangehoods and we specialise in Schweigen silent rangehoods.
Check your rangehood for damage before installing.
When you bring your new rangehood home from the retailer, you should open the box and check that the unit is not damaged. While you may have been careful with your purchase, the person before you may not have been. It’s always disappointing to arrive at your house to do the job and find that the rangehood is scratched or dented. If this happens, the retailer should be advised immediately.