Having and using a kitchen range hood that’s properly vented to the outside is important to take excess heat, moisture, and pollutants from cooking out of your home.

Watch the video above to find out more.


If you view your range hood as simply a convenience that keeps your home from smelling like last night’s dinner, you’re missing most of its importance. Recent studies have found that cooking releases some of the same pollutants found in smog, especially if you’re using a gas stove.

Obviously that can’t be good for your health and you can’t stop eating, but the solution is a simple one. Make sure you have a good range hood that’s vented to the outside, and use it anytime you cook—with the fan on the highest setting.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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