Remote blower range hood systems can be roof or wall mounted to accommodate a variety of applications. Remote Kitchen Exhaust Fan Systems are compatible with most range hoods and appliances and come in a variety of different styles and designs.
Have questions about remote blowers? See if they're answered below!
What is a remote blower?
If your range hood ventilation system is ducted to the outdoors, you have two options for the placement of your blower motor.
The first, called a local blower, is inside the hood itself, at the very beginning of the ductwork.
The second, called an inline or a remote blower, is placed at a point farther into the ductwork or at the point where the duct empties into the open air.
The difference between these is largely a matter of personal preference. A local blower is easier to install but will create more noise in your kitchen. Inline blowers are slightly more difficult to install, but their distant position diminishes the sound created. For this reason, fans with a higher CFM power are often installed remote, as they are baseline louder than lower CFM fans.
How do you install a remote blower on a range hood?
Remote blowers will be installed inside your ducting. If you are installing new ducting for your range hood, you can have the professional who performs this task install the remote blower at the same time, as it will be more difficult to install once the ducting is completed.
How do you wire a remote blower fan controller at the end?
To wire a remote blower fan, you'll have to run wiring to the point in your ducting where the blower resides. As with all other wirings, this should be done only by a licensed electrician, as hard-wiring is dangerous.
If you are unsure if a local or remote blower is right for you or have other questions about your range hood setup, contact our expert customer service for help.