What is the difference between ducted, ductless and convertible range hoods?
There are three main types of range hood ventilation. With range hoods, you can choose ducted, which enables external venting; ductless, for air recirculation within your kitchen; or, a convertible model, which can be configured to perform either method of ventilation.
Ducted range hoods have outdoor ventilation capabilities that allow them to push air out of your home through the ductwork. Ductless models, on the other hand, do not require external venting and recirculate air inside the kitchen instead.
With a convertible range hood, you can configure the appliance to either vent air outdoors or recirculate air indoors depending on layout and ductwork. This type of range hood gives you greater flexibility and control over the ventilation type used for your home.