Range Hood Accessories
Range hood accessories increase the capabilities and/or installation options of Futuro Futuro range hoods. For example, chimney extensions allow installation under a tall ceiling, and carbon filters are used for ductless installations (in a condo/co-op).
Accessories for Range Hoods
Not only does Futuro Futuro offer a selection of over 200 models of designer Italian range hoods, we also carry a full line of accessories to extend the capabilities of your new range hood, and provide additional installation options.
Range Hood Extensions
Chimney extensions for range hoods let you install a range hood under a tall ceiling. Most of our island-mount range hoods are designed to accommodate ceiling heights of 7.5 to 9.5 feet, and with the optional accessory extension, that rises to 11.5 feet. Our wall-mount hoods are designed to accommodate ceilings up to 9 feet, and with the optional accessory extensions, up to 10.5 feet.
Got a ceiling higher than that? Not to worry - other options exist as well. Contact our Sales Department to discuss the solutions that will work for your specific installation requirements and the range hood model/s you’re considering.
The vertical chimney of Futuro Futuro range hoods is designed to be height-adjustable, and is made of 2 telescoping sections. The chimney extension accessory replaces the upper section with a longer piece, increasing the maximum range hood height beyond the factory standard.
Range Hood Filters
There are 2 types of range hood filters: metal “grease filters” and charcoal “recirculating” filters. All Futuro Futuro range hoods are equipped with dishwasher-safe metal filters, which capture the airborne grease. If the range hood will be ducted to the outside (recommended for most installations), this is the only type of filter you need.
If the range hood cannot be ducted to the outside (for example, in a condominium or co-op building that doesn’t allow external ventilation), then charcoal filters would need to be added, to supplement the metal filters. The charcoal filters absorb odors before the air is returned to the kitchen.
Metal Grease Filters
Metal filters should be washed in the dishwasher, typically every 2 weeks. To help make maintenance easier, the vast majority of Futuro Futuro range hoods are equipped with the “Filter Cleaning Reminder” function, which activates a red light on the control panel after 30 hours of range hood usage, which alerts you that the filters should be placed in the dishwasher. After the filters are clean, simply press & hold the Timer/Reminder button for several seconds, until the red light shuts off; this also resets the 30-hour timer.
Note that we do not recommend washing the metal mesh filters by hand, since excess pressure, or using stiff brushes, can warp or damage the mesh. Dishwasher use is recommended, since the possibility of damage is much lower, and the extended application of detergent, heat, and water, will likely degrease the filters much better than washing them by hand.
If the metal filters are damaged, replacements are available in the “Accessories” category of our website. However, we would like to remind you that besides the fact that different models of range hoods use different sizes and types of filters to begin with, due to design changes and improvements, filter compatibility may change over the course of various production years. To guarantee a perfect match, we would recommend contacting our Sales Department with your exact range hood model, approximate year of purchase, and measurements of the filter, and our specialists will find the appropriate filter solution for your specific range hood.
Charcoal Filters (Recirculating, Ductless, Duct-Free)
For ductless installations, in addition to the metal filters, the range hood should also be equipped with charcoal filters (carbon filters). Unlike the metal filters, carbon filters cannot be cleaned - after they become completely saturated with odor particles, they must be replaced. We generally recommend replacing the carbon filters every 6-8 months.
Range Hood Remote Blower
Even though Futuro Futuro range hoods are much quieter than most hoods in the same power category, some homeowners prefer to make their hood as quiet as possible. The “Remote Blower Kit” accessory lets you do just that - remove the blower from the hood, and have it installed in a remote location. The Remote Blower Kit is compatible with the vast majority of our range hoods, and can be installed in any suitable indoor location, such as the attic, garage, crawlspace, etc.
Please note that the "Remote Blower Kit" accessory does not include a blower - it's an empty enclosure that's meant to house the original blower that's included with the range hood.
Range Hood Silencer
Another popular accessory for sound reduction is the “Silent System”, or “duct silencer”. This item replaces the 1st section of ductwork (i.e. from the blower to the ceiling) with a specially designed sound-insulated duct. Unlike the Remote Blower Kit, it doesn’t require any additional installation space, so it’s an easy (and inexpensive) way to cut down noise without altering the installation plans.
Light Bulbs for Range Hoods
Replacement light bulbs for Futuro Futuro range hoods are also available in the “Accessories” category.