BEST Hood Height Calculator Simplifies Range Hood Selection

January 28, 2013

HARTFORD, Wis. – BEST®, a leading designer of luxury range hoods, has created a Hood Height Calculator to help take the guesswork out of selecting a BEST range hood. The Hood Height Calculator (below, left), found on the BEST website under Trade Resources, is an online tool that helps ensure that the BEST range hood in which you are interested will fit into your kitchen plans.

“The Hood Height Calculator was designed to simplify the task of choosing the correct range hood to best fit your space,” says Brian Wellnitz, marketing manager, kitchen ventilation, BEST. “We know choosing a range hood can be a confusing process, and we are always looking at ways we can make it easier for our customers to use our products with confidence.”

With the Hood Height Calculator, users select a specific BEST Hood Type and their Ceiling Height. They also have the option to check “Recirculating” if they plan to use a range hood that does not duct to the exterior of the house. The user then clicks Calculate, and the displayed results show whether the hood fits the installation.

The information provided by the Hood Height Calculator will help users determine the following:

  • If the combination of the range hood and standard duct cover will fit the user’s installation.
  • If the installation is appropriate for use with an extension duct cover kit (optional accessory).
  • The mounting height ranges the standard and extension duct cover kit will accommodate, given in inches from the top of the cooktop to the bottom of the range hood filters.
  • If the ceiling is too low for the standard duct cover.

BEST recommends homeowners consult an installer or contractor before making a final decision on their kitchen projects.

For more information on the BEST Hood Height Calculator, visit  www.BESTheightcalculator.com.

BROAN® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Fresh Air Systems, built-in heaters, whole-house fans, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, stereo intercom systems, home theater speakers, ironing centers and ventilation fans. BEST® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential kitchen ventilation products.

Broan-NuTone is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner.

Broan-NuTone LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortekinc.com for more information.

For more information about the full line of Broan-NuTone products, call 800-558-1711 (BROAN) or 888-336-3948 (NuTone), write Broan-NuTone, 926 W. State Street, Hartford, WI 53027 U.S.A. or visit  www.BROAN.comwww.NuTone.com or www.BESTrangehoods.com.