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All you need to know before buying a chimney for your home

Are you planning to buy a chimney for your home and unable to decide the best one? If yes then this guide is surely for you! The chimney is an essential part of every kitchen. It absorbs the smoke, fumes, grime and makes the kitchen odor free.

Now that you have made up your mind then you need to think of some important aspects as well. Like, power, material, weight, performance and many other things to be taken into consideration before purchase of a chimney. Also, you must ensure that your kitchen has enough space for the installation. There are many brands available for chimneys and you must take into account all the important points before deciding. For your better understanding, the factors are given below.

Factors to consider before buying a chimney

Type: Chimneys are designed in order to suit the requirement of every kitchen. Mostly those are available in under given types.

  • Island Chimney
  • Split Chimney
  • Straight line Chimney
  • Designer Chimney
  • Auto clean and oil collector Chimney

Size: The best way to choose the size of the chimney is to have a look at your cooktop. You must always buy a chimney of exact or greater size than a stove or hob. But never opt for the smaller chimney than your stove as this may result in some loss of efficiency of chimney.

Design: Depending upon the décor of your kitchen, you may choose any of the below-given chimneys –

  • Conventional: these are traditional pyramid type chimneys or straight line chimneys available in Stainless Steel or black. These can be fixed mostly in all types of kitchens.
  • Contemporary: these come in stylish shapes, sizes and colors in stainless steel and glass and fusion of both to blend smartly with the aesthetics of your modern kitchen. These are suited for open and designer kitchens.

Suction: The suction power is the capacity of motor to suck smoke and odor. It is measured in cubic meter per hour. A chimney with higher suction capacity is ideal for Indian kitchens. The suction power may vary from 500 m3/h to 1250 m3/h. Duct size, number of bends affect the suction power.


Filters: Another important aspect of chimney buying guide is to check the filters that are available in the chimney. Mainly there are two types including – Aluminum cassette or Stainless Steel Baffle Filters. You can find these types of filters in various models of Glen Chimney. So, you must choose wisely because they will affect the durability of your chimney. In case the chimney is not installed on exhaust mode then you will need a set of Carbon filters also to remove the odor from the smoke.

Maintenance: All Chimneys require periodic maintenance that is cleaning the grease filter at least every fortnight. Here SS baffle filters score over Cassette filters as these have longer life. One can also consider Glen Auto clean Chimney which cleans the chimney with heat and take out all the oil automatically.

Motor: The heart of any chimney is the Motor, the better the quality the better it is. Choose for the one which has TOP the thermal overload protector which cuts of the power to the motor in case motor gets overheated and thus saves the motor ad increase its life.

These points will help you in choosing the right chimney for your kitchen. In case still in a fix, then you may visit Glen India website and ask for free expert advice.

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