Using a range hood over the stove or cooktop in your kitchen is a great way to remove smoke, heat and cooking odors.

When using a range hood, be sure to turn it on before you begin cooking, and leave the fan running for 15 minutes after you’re through.

Clean the grease filters once a month, and replace the charcoal filter on unvented range hoods every three to four months.

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The ducted range hood over your stove is there to remove smoke, vapors, heat, and cooking odors; but it can only do that job properly if you remember to use it.

Turn the fan on a few minutes before you begin cooking, and leave it running for 15 minutes after you finish.

Even if only boiling water, a ducted hood will remove unwanted heat and humidity from your home.

To ensure peak efficiency, clean the grease filters about once a month. For non-ducted range hoods, replace the charcoal filter every three to four months.

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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,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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