How Much Does a Range Hood Cost?
$400 - $1,500
$400 - $1,500
Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.
Updated June 9, 2021Written by HomeAdvisor.
The total cost of installing a range hood is between $400 and $1,500, with the average being $750. This average cost is for a simple replacement of an under-cabinet hood with existing ductwork. The lowest cost in this range is for a wall-mounted ductless hood with an existing outlet, while the highest cost applies to a concealed cabinet hood with custom cover and new ducts. Most of the total installation cost is for the hood itself, which can range from $200 to over $1,000.
The primary purpose of a range hood, also called an exhaust hood, is to keep the air in your kitchen clean. It pulls particles out of the air, which typically include grease and smoke. A range hood installs directly above your range and extends past it by about three inches on each side. Many specific styles are available, which differ greatly in quality and visibility.
The cost of installing a range hood is between $50 and $100 per hour, with $85 per hour being the average. Most contractors also charge a trip fee in addition to their hourly rate. The installation time ranges from one to four hours, not including the time needed to modify ductwork or electrical work. The complexity of the project and your location are the biggest variables for the installation costs of a range hood.
The cost of installing an island range hood is between $300 and $500, depending on the time required. In most cases, the installation time is between three and four hours, although smaller models usually require less than three hours to install. The main reason for this difference is that a larger model is more likely to require two people. The installation cost of an island range hood is also higher because you have to install it through the roof.
The installation cost of a vent hood is between $100 and $1,000. The main reason for this wide cost range is the amount of ductwork you need to install. Vented, or ducted, hoods use a duct to completely remove hood exhaust from your home, including air, fumes and smoke. The duct can go straight through the wall or go up through the attic.
The cost of installing the ductwork needed to vent a range hood outside is about $500, depending on the labor it requires and the cost of the new ductwork. The most important cost variables are the length of the new ductwork and the route it must take. Routing the ducts generally comes down to a choice between going a wall or through a roof.
The average cost of installing ductwork is $85 per hour for up to four hours of work, for a total cost of $340 not including the cost of the ductwork itself. In addition to its total length, the number of turns in the ductwork is also a major cost factor in the installation cost.
The cost of venting through the roof is usually no more than three hours of labor, for an average cost of $255. All other factors being equal, this installation usually costs less than going through a wall because it requires fewer turns. In the best case, the ductwork can run from the hood through the roof without making any turns. However, it’s essential that the ductwork not stop in the attic, as this could prevent the exhaust from leaving your house.
Installing a kitchen exhaust fan requires about three hours, with an hourly rate between $65 and $100. The cost of installing a kitchen fan is about the same as the cost to install a bath fan. A kitchen exhaust fan isn’t actually part of the hood, although many people use the two terms interchangeably.
The most important consideration in deciding whether to install a range hood yourself or hire a professional is the type of hood you’re installing. An experienced DIYer may be able to install a ductless hood because this type only requires you to connect the wiring and secure the hood in place. However, a vented hood usually requires the installer to cut through masonry, which a range hood installer in your area should perform. Routing the ductwork is also a job you should leave to a pro.
Some general electricians do install range hoods, but you should use a contractor with specific experience in installing kitchen appliances in your area. In rare cases, you may want an electrician to do the wiring for the hood after the primary contractor installs it. This usually isn’t necessary since most separate range hoods have an extension cord that you can simply plug into a wall outlet.
Range hoods don’t need to vent outside your house, although this design is the most effective way to remove particles in the air from your house. The alternative approach is a ductless hood that blows the air into the kitchen, which recirculates the exhaust throughout your house.