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A chimney is not just a functional home component; it's also an important aesthetic element that adds charm and character to your living space. Whether building a new home or renovating your existing one, choosing the proper chimney requires careful consideration. With so many options available in the market, it's essential to understand the key factors to look for before purchasing. In this comprehensive chimney buying guide, we'll walk you through the critical points to ensure you make an informed decision.

Chimney Buying Guide-Points to Consider

How to choose a suitable chimney?

Below is the blog article; we will discuss some points that will help you to make the final purchase:

Kitchen Chimney Size
Selecting the appropriate chimney size is the best point that should be remembered, and the ideal length of a chimney should be the size of a stove or large but never be more minor. If you have a 2 to 4-burner stove, then a 60 cm chimney size is ideal, but if you have a 3-5 burning stove, then 90 cm is the best size for choosing. If you select a smaller chimney size than your stove, cooking fumes may leak the direct suction power and spread in the kitchen.

Mounting Type
If you are renovating your kitchen, then determining the mounting style of the chimney is the best thing because it can be wall-mounted or ceiling mounted. It's your choice, but always ensure that the chimney exhaust pipe fits the duct perfectly. Installing a chimney without ducting that circulates the air is also good.

Suction Capacity
Investing in a chimney with high suction power is good; as we know, kitchen hoods are available with a suction capacity of 700 m3/hr. to 1600 m3/hr. If you cook more food, you need a high suction capacity as four family members cook three meals a day, meaning they must invest in a chimney with over 1200 m3/hr.—suction power.

Type of Filter

Kitchen chimney selection depends on the material, structure, and filtering process; here, we will discuss the three types of filters.

Mesh or Cassette Filter: 

Mesh or cassette filter has multiple aluminum or stainless steel layers. Mesh is used to trap the solid particles, but it allows the smoke particles to escape, and it requires a cleaning once a week to work correctly.

Baffle Filter:                               

A baffle filter is more effective than the traditional mesh filter, and this design contains panels on the filter with many curves. They require cleaning within 3 to 4 months.

Carbon Filter:                             

The carbon filter is the best thing to have in your kitchen as they effectively stick to the oil and grease particles. They require cleaning in 6 months.

Auto Clean Chimney

There are many kinds of chimneys available in the market, and they are called auto-clean or filter-less chimneys. This kind of chimney does not require removing and cleaning filters after every few months and is worth investing in.

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Extra Features

Now in the market, chimneys with extra features are available, which have touch panels and LED lights and many more features which are following;

Remote Control System:

If you have a remote control system, then you can control the chimney from any part of the kitchen through a remote.

Motion Sensor:
You can switch on the motion sensor chimney just by the wave of a hand. Setting up the timer chimney will automatically switch off and save you from the electricity bill.

Metal Blower with High-Capacity Motor:
It eradicates the task of replacement of filters at consistent intervals.

Oil Collector Cup:
As from its name, it's clear that this cup is used to collect grease droplets, which otherwise are used to collect on kitchen surfaces.

Filter Cleaning Buzzer:
The filter cleaning buzzer informs you that it is time to clean the filter or replace it.

2D Suction:
It uses vertical and horizontal air filters to improve the chimney's performance.

Ductless Hood:
Ductless hoods did not require much space and were easy to install, clean and maintain.

Auto Cleaning Technology:
Auto clean technology is the one-touch cleaning method that makes it easy to maintain and run for a long time.

Speed and Noise:

The new chimney model in the market has 3-speed touch controls for faster kitchen ventilation. When you have any blockage in the system, then it puts on the turbo exhaust mode to remove it. One main drawback is that the higher the chimney's suction power, the louder the noise. But greener chimneys with brushless DC (BLBC) motors are also used to conserve electricity. A few brands offer a motor pump with a duct installed outside the kitchen to make it less noisy.


You should buy a ductless chimney that does not require any exterior wall cut-out because ducting chimneys will ruin the kitchen's aesthetic. Before buying one or a kitchen, consider the body material types like stainless steel, GSPS sheet, and powder-coated that will perfectly blend with the interior design of your kitchen.


Always buy a branded chimney that offers good service and a higher warranty period. It is good to buy from well-known brands with dedicated customer service to attend to service requests and complaints.


Chimney costs vary significantly based on material, design complexity, and installation requirements. Set a realistic budget and consider the long-term value of your investment. Investing in a high-quality chimney may save you money in the long run by reducing maintenance and repair costs.

Further Points That Help You to Select the Best Chimney

What Types Of Chimneys Are Available?

You must know how many types of chimneys are available in the market. Here we will discuss the three main types of chimneys that are given below:

Wall-Mounted Chimney:                   Wall-mounted chimneys are fixed on the wall or above the hob. They only want one opening on the wall for the duct.

Island Chimney:                                  Island chimneys are mounted on the ceiling for an open kitchen above the center island.

Built-In Chimney:                                Built-in chimneys are fixed in the cabinets of the kitchen to cover the additional parts of the duct.

Which Is The Best Type Of Kitchen Chimney?

Wall-mounted chimneys are best to install as they take less space and are easy to clean and install, or their oil collectors are easy to clean.

What Are The Benefits Of An Electric Kitchen Chimney?

There are a lot of benefits to having a kitchen chimney that is given below:

It keeps the air clean and free of toxic pollutants and removes hot gases.

Maintain the house free of odors.

Control bacterial growth and minimize humidity.

It makes cooking safer with comfortable built-in lights.

It looks aesthetically appealing and gives a modern vibe to the kitchen.


Choosing the proper chimney involves considering various factors, including type, size, material, mounting type, suction capacity, type of filter, budget, warranty, clean auto factor, speed, and noise. By carefully evaluating these aspects, you can find a chimney that enhances your home's functionality, safety, and aesthetic appeal. Take the time to research and compare different options before making a decision, ensuring that your chosen chimney aligns with your needs and preferences for years to come.