Range hoods can also be ducted to the outside, or capable of being installed in a “recirculating”, or “ductless”, mode. In recirculating installation, an additional charcoal filter removes the odors and the scrubbed air is returned to the kitchen. This is useful in situations where installing a duct is impractical or impossible. However, ducted installation is always the better long-term choice, since the ducted hood will be quieter and more effective than a ductless one, and you wouldn’t have the ongoing expense of replacing the charcoal filters.
Unlike many other manufacturers, who seem content with sound ratings in the 6+ sones range, one of our core competencies is creating range hood products that are quiet as well as good-looking. Extensive computer modeling, rigorous prototype testing, and innovative engineering, combine to produce range hoods with sound levels in the 0.5 to 3.2 sone range - some of the quietest available on the market!
Not only are Futuro Futuro range hoods engineered from the ground up to be extremely quiet, we also offer optional accessories to make them even less noticeable. The “Remote Blower Kit” accessory is an enclosure with an extension cable, that lets you remove the blower from inside the range hood, and have it installed someplace else; the “Silent System” is a specially-designed multilayer “silencer” that significantly reduces the noise of turbulence from the duct itself.