BEST Introduces Industry’s First Intuitive Range Hood Blower System with iQ Blower System

January 28, 2013

HARTFORD, Wis. – BEST®, a leading designer of luxury range hoods, has introduced the BEST iQ Blower System™, an intuitive range hood blower system that guarantees peak operating performance after installation. “We wanted to create a solution that would compensate for the air flow losses in duct systems that are not currently being addressed after a hood is installed,” says Brian Wellnitz, marketing manager, kitchen ventilation, BEST. “We want to ensure that consumers are getting the performance they paid for.”

The BEST iQ Blower System ensures peak rated performance through a first-of-its-kind Guaranteed Performance System (GPS) technology. This patent-pending technology makes it possible to calibrate the hood to each installation, providing up to 30 percent more airflow than hoods rated at similar cubic feet per minute (CFM) levels. The iQ Blower System also has the intelligence to know when the duct system is severely restricted. If airflow is impeded, an LED light flashes to notify the user for corrective action. This instant notification means fewer installer callbacks for poor smoke removal and, therefore, more satisfied homeowners.

In addition, the BEST iQ Blower System is up to two times quieter than other high-performance range hoods and removes smoke and odors up to 30 percent faster. This system is also up to 22 times more energy-efficient than comparable high-performance range hoods, providing energy efficiency along with the performance consumers expect from BEST. This improved functionality is due to the system’s advanced digital motor technology, along with a smooth flow blower and filter design that ensure quiet performance.

“The advanced technology of the BEST iQ Blower System provides effective, nearly silent normal operation while assuring peak performance for each installation,” says Wellnitz. “This product with the iQ Blower System satisfies the needs of homeowners in search of the highest-quality Italian-designed range hoods with the latest cutting-edge technology.” The BEST PK22 Range Hood is the first BEST Range Hood to be introduced with the iQ Blower System technology.

The BEST iQ Blower System will be added to select BEST Range Hood designs throughout 2013.

For more information on the BEST iQ Blower System, visit

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.

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