Month: October 2015

National Kitchen and Bath Month

Create Your Kitchen Hood Design in National Kitchen and Bath Month

If you feel the urge to remodel or spruce up your home this time of year, you’re not alone. October is National Kitchen and Bath Month. Created by the National Kitchen and Bath Association in 1982, the annual event honors that time of the year when the kids are back in school and families are preparing for the holiday season just around the corner. It marks the perfect time to take on that home improvement project and perhaps make a grand statement for your home in the process.

Paying homage to those two areas of the home – kitchens and baths – that get so much use, it’s no wonder an entire month gets this dedication. And, likewise, Vent-A-Hood sees a lot of activity on those range hood orders that are Quick Ship items, on the shelves and ready to go, to beat the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Winter holiday get-togethers.

The Right Range Hood for the Job

Appliances, in particular, play a big role in kitchen updates. And range hoods continue to play an integral part in making the kitchen fit the form and function of active homeowners looking for the very best in cooking equipment.

Whether it’s the signature patented Magic Lung blower that offers the whisper quiet technology for cooking and conversation in the kitchen, or the popular finishes in stainless steel, hammered copper, paint colors and more – Vent-A-Hood continues to offer an array of kitchen hood installation to fit any need.

Available in wall mount, island, and under-cabinet models to fit the various design needs and layout of a particular kitchen, the imagination can get carried away when it comes to range hood designs.

National Kitchen and Bath Month is also the perfect time to remind consumers to spend where it matters – seeking not only the right look for the kitchen, but also the right power to match the ventilation demands of an individual cooking surface.

No Noisy Kitchen Hoods

Noisy hoods are a common problem for consumers who think more power is always better. But, there is a need to educate even the most serious cooks about the proper CFM needed for the wide variety of stoves and cooktops on the market today. A commercial range with six gas burners that get equal use for big meals requires a more powerful range hood installation than a four range electric cooktop that may only have one or two burners going at a time for a small meal.

And if your kitchen is the center gathering spot for company and conversation, a noisy hood that drowns out guests is not the ideal answer for your space. And Vent-A-Hood is so dedicated to the sound feature (or lack, thereof) of its Magic Lung blower, that it conducted a third-party sound test to ensure that its range hood design offered superior function at the most comfortable sound level available on the market.

So, here’s to all of the kitchens and baths that are on the to-do list out there. May this month inspire many to fulfill their dreams as creating their own custom kitchen hood ideas become a reality.


Celebrating Manufacturing in the Modern Age

While many people have a very dated idea about this country’s manufacturing industry and commonly describe it as a dangerous workplace created for low-skilled workers lacking higher educations, there are companies proudly advancing their fields, keeping and creating more jobs in America and sustaining profitable companies with legendary reputations. At Vent-A-Hood we know this point-of-view first-hand and we want others to know this as well.

Manufacturing industry in the United States

Today, the U.S. manufacturing industry is an admirable field requiring skilled workers with knowledge of technology changes and advances in automation, engineering, robots and more.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the United States manufacturing industry supports an estimated 17.6 million jobs and more than 12 million Americans, 9 percent of the workforce, are employed directly in manufacturing. With statistics like this, it is no wonder we have a day set aside to recognize the manufacturing mavericks and workers who continue to build this industry up to make it one of most productive in the world.

October 2 was National Manufacturing Day in North America. Since the inaugural Manufacturing Day on October 5, 2012, the annual event held on the first Friday of October continues to grow in popularity and help educate the public about the important role the manufacturing industry plays and how it effects society today.

This event is an opportunity to celebrate the U.S. companies, policies and more that are striving to make our economy stronger by supporting technological growth in the manufacturing industry. These initiatives to inspire more innovations help make American manufacturing a globally competitive industry and create new business opportunities as well as new jobs across the country.

The National Association of Manufacturers sites manufacturers in the United States perform more than three-quarters of all private-sector R&D in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector.

Vent-A-Hood – The first manufacturer of kitchen ventilation and range hoods

As a family-owned business and a contributor to manufacturing since 1933, we would like to recognize everyone who has helped build the Vent-A-Hood brand to become one of the most recognized names in range hoods. We have long been a champion for American-made kitchen appliances and have been generating local jobs in North Texas and across the nation for more than 80 years.

Vent-A-Hood was the first manufacturer of home cooking ventilation and range hoods. Our first range hoods were manufactured in a house with a dirt floor in Dallas, and then sold door-to-door. The Vent-A-Hood employees would go out and make a sale, then return to the shop to make the hood for the customer.

Manufacturing industry continues to grow, so does Vent-A-Hood

Since then the manufacturing industry has grown substantially and incorporated more technological advances into the process. This has allowed Vent-A-Hood to grow from local door-to-door sales to national recognition with an excellent reputation beyond just the kitchen ventilation industry by offering a top-quality in-stock range hood. Over the years, as homeowners develop bigger ideas for kitchen renovations and kitchen designs, we continually innovate our handmade custom range hood series to fit any interior design needs.

As the manufacturing industry continues to push the boundaries of invention, Vent-A-Hood is constantly pushing the limits of technology in the kitchen ventilation category. Our patented Magic Lung blower system sets our range hoods apart by providing one of the most quiet and powerful ventilation systems that effectively traps all cooking contaminants, liquefies grease vapor and removes heat-polluted air. The Magic Lung system with multi-blower technology allows CFM to double, triple or quadruple with very little effect on the sound levels.

As the U.S. manufacturing industry continues to grow, we hope to raise awareness among people across the nation about the importance our industry plays in the every day lives of millions of Americans and the vast amount of skills required to succeed in the American manufacturing industry.