How much does range hood installation cost?
How much does range hood installation cost?
$300 – $850 average cost to replace existing range hood
$650 – $2,100 cost to install new range hood, outlet, and ductwork
Range hood installation cost
Range hood installation costs $300 to $850 on average for a replacement. The cost to install a new range hood is $650 to $2,100 including a new outlet and ductwork. A kitchen range hood costs $100 to $600 for the unit alone. Commercial vent hood installation costs $9,000 to $19,500.
|National average cost||$575|
|Average range||$300 to $850|
Cost data is from research and project costs reported by HomeGuide members.
Cost to install a range hood by type
The cost to install a range hood is $300 to $850 on average, including the unit and labor. Installations where no range hood existed before cost more according to the locations of electrical lines and ductwork. All these units are available in ducted or ductless models.
|Location type||Unit price||Installation cost*||Total cost*|
|Wall-mounted range hood||$200 – $600||$100 – $250||$300 – $850|
|Under-cabinet range hood||$100 – $700||$100 – $250||$200 – $950|
|Island range hood||$400 – $1,200||$200 – $500||$600 – $1,700|
|Concealed cabinet range hood||$300 – $1,000||$200 – $500||$500 – $1,500|
|Down-draft range hood||$850 – $1,650||$150 – $350||$1,000 – $2,000|
*Prices excluding new electrical outlets and ducts.
Under-cabinet range hoods attach to the bottom of kitchen cabinets to save storage space.
Wall-mounted range hoods are the most common type but reduce cabinet space. Wall-mounted units come as ducted or ductless models.
Island range hoods hang from the ceiling above a kitchen island and vent through the roof.
Concealed cabinet range hoods or inserts go inside the cabinetry for a built-in look but take up storage space.
Downdraft kitchen hoods are pop-up vents installed in the counter behind the stove that take up less space but are less efficient.
Kitchen vent hood installation cost
A new kitchen vent hood installation costs $300 to $850 on average for a new unit, removal of the old one, and installation labor. This price includes a replacement with the same size unit using existing connections. Upgrading a range hood in an old home requires new connections.
|Cost factor||Direct replacement cost*||Replace + new connections*|
|New vent hood cost||$200 – $600||$200 – $600|
|Installation labor||$100 – $250||$100 – $250|
|Add new outlet||–||$150 – $350|
|Add new ductwork||–||$200 – $900|
|Total cost||$300 – $850||$650 – $2,100|
*Prices include materials & labor.
Cost factors to replace a range hood include:
Labor – Costs increase for jobs outside the standard service area and in bigger metropolitan regions.
Type – Ducted hoods in the ceiling above a kitchen island typically take the most time to install, while under-cabinet and ductless models are the easiest to install.
Size – Units larger than 30” are heavier and require two people to mount.
Location – Limited accessibility to hood connections raises costs.
New install vs. replacement – Hood replacements of the same size and type with existing connections are cheapest. Retrofitting new hoods with new ductwork costs the most.
Old vent hood – A standalone hood removal costs $25 to $50, including disposal. Most companies remove the old hood as part of the replacement labor.
Electrical connections – An electrician costs 50 to $130 per hour for wiring.
New outlet – The cost to install an electrical outlet is $150 to $350.
Wall repairs – Drywall repair costs $50 to $150 per square foot for small patches after cutting a new hole for the hood ducts.
Carpenter hourly rates are $40 to $100.
Kitchen cabinet repair costs $120 to $600.
Handyman prices are $50 to $85 per hour to replace ductless hoods that don’t require ductwork or new connections.
HVAC hourly rates are $75 to $150 per hour for complex installations.
Permits –Mechanical permitscost $100 to $230 to install kitchen range hoods in most cities. Extra fees apply for fire-safety inspections in some cities.
Island range hood installation cost
An island range hood installation costs $600 to $1,700 for replacements with existing ductwork. These prices include a new range hood and labor. Island range hoods hang from the ceiling over a kitchen-island stove. The installation is more complex because these units vent through roofing.
Cost to install a kitchen exhaust fan
Kitchen exhaust fan installation costs $260 to $850 for materials and labor to cut a new vent through an outside wall. Replacing a kitchen exhaust fan costs $160 to $550 with existing connections. Prices increase for high-powered fans and new circuits or wiring.
Installing ductwork for range hood cost
Installing ductwork for a range hood costs $200 to $900 on average, depending on the duct length and location. New ductwork installation costs $40 to $65 per linear foot for adding ducts only.
|Vent exit location||Average cost installed*|
|Vent through outside wall||$200 – $650|
|Vent through roof of 1-story home||$400 – $900|
|Vent through roof of 2-story home||$1,000 – $2,000|
*Prices include materials & labor.
Cost to vent kitchen range hood through outside wall
The cost to vent a kitchen range hood to the outside costs $200 to $650 for the ducts and installation. Work includes cutting a hole in the exterior wall and installing metal ducts with a vent cover and leak-proof flashing. Extra fees apply for refinishing walls around the vent.
Cost to install a range hood vent through roof
The average cost to install a range hood vent through a roof is $400 to $900 for a 1-story home, or up to $2,000 for a 2-story home. Prices depend on the length and number of turns. Kitchen islands range hoods typically need ducts venting through the roof.
The cost to install a roof vent is $200 to $700.
New ducts costs $40 to $65 per linear foot installed.
Range hood prices by exhaust style
The following table shows kitchen hood vent prices by exhaust type:
|Vent style||Unit price range||Description|
|Ductless / recirculating||$100 – $600||
|Vented / ducted||$200 – $600||
|Convertible||$200 – $600||
The cost of a stove-hood unit depends on the following factors:
Brand – Companies charge more for high-quality designs like a curved-glass canopy. Other brands have patented smart hoods with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth controls, and some have voice control.
Size – Unit costs increase for bigger fans of 500+ CFM and larger range widths of 42” to 48” or more.
Finish – Enamel finishes are cheapest, and copper finishes or fingerprint-resistant models cost the most.
Features – Hoods with extra options like sensor-activated fans, built-in lighting with multiple settings, and extra-quiet blower operation cost more.
Vent covers – Duct dampers to stop pests from entering ductwork from outside the home have varying costs depending on the material type.
Commercial vent hood installation cost
Commercial vent hood installation costs $9,000 to $19,500 or $900 to $1,300 per linear foot, including materials. Restaurant hood installation costs vary according to the size, type, material, the total length of the attached ducts, and location.
Commercial range hoods are typically 10’ to 15’ long.
Extra costs apply for new ducts or electrical connections.
Type I vs. Type II vent hoods
Restaurant kitchen hoods come in two types:
Type I hoods or grease hoods remove smoke, grease, oil, and some condensation from the air above stoves for venting through ducts. These hoods are common above deep fryers, ranges, grills, and cooktops.
Type II hoods or condensate hoods remove exhaust steam, heat, and moisture. These hoods are common above dishwashers, steamers, and cookers.
Range hood installation FAQs
What is a range hood?
A range hood is a kitchen-exhaust system above the stove with an internal fan that removes smoke, grease, odors, and heat from the air while cooking. Vented hoods send fumes outside through ducts. Recirculating ductless models only purify the air with a carbon filter.
How long does it take to install a range hood?
Range hoods take 1 to 2 hours to install ductless and basic under-cabinet models with existing vents and electrical connections. Removing and replacing old range hoods takes 2 to 4 hours for most hood types.
Is a range hood required by code?
Local building codes don’t always require a range hood above a stove, but they do require kitchen ventilation. Look in the stove’s manual to check the manufacturer’s venting requirements. However, restaurant stoves must have range hoods in most states.
How many CFM do I need for a range hood?
Most residential range hoods are 300 to 700 CFM in size, depending on the stove type, kitchen size, duct length, and cooking needs. “CFM” means how many cubic feet of air the range hood exhausts from the kitchen per minute.
|Size a range hood by stove type||Size a range hood by kitchen interior|
After making either standard calculation:
Add 1 CFM per linear foot of the duct length behind the hood.
Add 25 more CFM for every bend in the ductwork.
Add 40 more CFM for venting through the roof.
Add 200 more CFM if you do a lot of frying while cooking.
How high and deep should a range hood be?
A range hood should be 24” to 30”above the cooktop surface, depending on the stove type. Most range hoods are 18” to 22”deep to cover all rear and front burners effectively.
Do range hoods need to be vented outside?
Ductless range hoods designed to recirculate filtered air don’t need to vent outside. However, some local building codes don’t allow ductless range hoods. Venting range hoods outside reduces fire hazards and improves indoor-air quality.
Who installs range hoods?
The types of contractors who install range hoods include:
Electricians for setting up a new outlet or wiring
Custom cabinet makers for modifications and custom-fit designs
Roofing contractors for new vents up through the roof
Appliance installers from Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Best Buy
Getting estimates and hiring range hood installers
Before hiring an range hood installer near you, be sure to:
Check for years of experience in hood installations, repairs, and disposals.
Compare estimates from at least 3 installers.
Beware of the cheapest estimates for low-quality work.
Check their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
Look at their certifications. Training credentials may include:
National Appliance Service Technician Certification (NASTeC)
The Professional Service Association (PSA)
Appliance Service Fundamentals (ASF) program
or manufacturer-specific education
Verify they have a contractor’s license, insurance, and surety bonds.
Get a copy of the contract and warranties before work starts.
Request a detailed list of all fees involved.
Questions to ask
Consider asking the following questions to ensure you hire the best contractor for your range hood installation:
How many range hoods have you installed, and which types?
Will you need to inspect my kitchen before making an estimate?
Does my hood have an internal blower motor, or will you install one externally?
What different installation options are available for this range hood?
Will you remove and dispose of the old vent hood?
Is disposal included in this bid? If not, how much will it cost?
Does this vent hood satisfy all local building-code requirements?
What’s the cost difference to vent outside vs. recirculating filtered air?
How should I prepare my kitchen before installation?
Will I need new electrical work or duct work to install this range hood?
Can you drill through a tile or stone backsplash?
Do I need permits, and will you obtain them?
Can you test if the new hood creates negative air pressure or CO backdrafts?
How long is your labor guarantee, and what does it include?
Does this vent hood come with a warranty, and what does it cover?
What is your payment schedule?