One of the main things to consider when buying a range hood is how powerful we want it to be without being too noisy. But, how can you know how loud is it going to be before buying it? Look for its sone rank.
What is a Sone and how is it measured?
A sone is an internationally recognized measurement unit for loudness. This unit is used to provide accurate information on how loud the blower inside a range hoods is.
Therefore, the lower the sone value, the quieter the hood. One sone is approximately the equivalent of a quiet refrigerator. Sone levels are the lowest when your hood is set to the lowest speed, and increase incrementally with each speed. Typically, the Sone level is measured at maximum hood speed or CFM. Sones are a linear measure like inches. Doubling the sone value is equivalent to doubling the loudness.
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