Hood fans are designed to remove smoke, steam, grease, cooking fumes and odours from your kitchen to improve the quality of your indoor air. However, like all appliances, hood fans can unexpectedly break down. Here are three signs your hood fan needs repairs.

1. The air quality in your kitchen is poor
If the air quality in your kitchen is poor, despite having your hood fan turned on, you likely need to clean the filter. Over time, oily residue can build up inside the filter, preventing the hood fan from extracting contaminated air. However, if your hood fan still isn’t working after cleaning the filter, you may need to call a professional to come take a look.

2. You hear strange sounds
Loud humming and rubbing noises coming from your hood fan are cause for concern. Loud noises are often caused by broken or damaged fan blades. If this is the case, you can have the faulty blades replaced by a professional.

However, if you hear loud rattling sounds, you should check for any loose screws. Make sure the fan mounting screws are tight. If your hood fan continues to make loud noises despite taking these measures, there’s likely an issue with the fan motor or bearings, that should be addressed by a professional.

3. The hood fan light doesn’t turn on
Hood fans typically come with a light to help you see while you’re cooking. Over time, the bulb can burn out. In which case, it simply needs to be replaced. However, if you replace the bulb and the light still doesn’t work, you may have a more serious electrical problem. For example, the light switch or the appliance’s internal circuit board may require repairs. A professional can quickly diagnose the problem.

Hood fans have many complex moving parts. Therefore, it’s difficult for the average person to perform repairs. If you suspect something is wrong with your hood fan, it’s best to contact a professional as soon as possible.

Hood fan installation in Calgary
At Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help you keep the air in your kitchen fresh and clean. We offer professional hood fan installation and carry a variety of models from industry-leading brands. We also install dryer vents, air purification systems and steam humidifiers. Contact us today for more information about our services or to get a free quote.