Ductless Range Hoods
In situations where an outside duct is impossible, ductless ("recirculating") range hoods capture odors with charcoal filters (carbon filters). ALL Futuro Futuro range hoods, except the "Skylight" model, can be installed in either ducted or ductless mode. Please note that carbon filters are sold separately, and are listed on each model's "Accessories" tab.
Ductless (Recirculating) Range Hoods
For best performance, kitchen ventilation hoods should be ducted to the outside. But there are many situations in which installing an outside discharge duct is expensive, impractical, or outright impossible:
- High-rise condominium buildings (concrete ceilings & plate glass)
- Historic co-op buildings (cannot alter the facade)
- For-sale or rental properties (not worth the expense)
- Local building codes or association rules that prohibit external ductwork
The solution for such situations is a ductless (recirculating) range hood.
In addition to the metal filters that capture the grease particles, a ductless range hood uses an activated-charcoal filter to trap odors, before the scrubbed air is released back into the kitchen. The charcoal filter ("carbon filter") is usually located behind the metal filter, or attached to the intake of the blower motor.
Replacement Carbon Filters
Unlike the metal filters, which can be cleaned in the dishwasher, carbon filters cannot be washed, and must be replaced once they're completely saturated. Replacement carbon filters are available in the Range Hood Accessories category of our website.
All Futuro Futuro range hoods, except the "Skylight" model, are designed for installation in either ducted or ductless mode, and even the "Skylight" can be adapted to work in ductless mode, with a little additional work.
Even if an outside duct is not possible, the range hood can still be ducted out to another part of the kitchen, or even close to a window. This will help remove the excess heat from the cooking area, as well as promote air circulation around the room.
High Quality Ductless Range Hoods
All Futuro Futuro range hood products are made in Italy, crafted from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel. Combining European craftsmanship with the best available materials, and cutting-edge technology, creates best-in-class kitchen ventilation solutions.
For more in-depth information regarding ductless range hood installation, please visit the "Ductless Range Hoods" page of our website.