We all know that our body needs oxygen to run all life processes. However, if you have a wood stove and range hood in the same space, using them together can be life-threatening. If the air (our oxygen) that is being transported outside due to the negative pressure of the hood can't get in, the fire in the stove constantly releases carbon monoxide. Here's where it gets critical: Because carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, we often notice emissions too late, and sometimes not at all. Too much carbon monoxide can lead to poisoning and even death if left unnoticed for too long.
For this reason, forced ventilation is required in accordance with safety requirements. Specifically, this means that opening the window manually is not enough.
The reason for the back draft in the furnace
Solution to the problem
Safety requirements state that when using the hood and the fireplace at the same time, a continuous supply of fresh air must be ensured. We managed to implement a solution to the problem by automatically opening the window with an electric drive.
The electric drive of the window is connected to the hood. As soon as the user turns on the hood, the window also opens automatically using the drive.
Another possible option is to set the hood so that it can only be operated when the window is already open. With a push button, the window drive opens and closes without problems.
To install both options, it is advisable to hire a trusted electrician.
We will be happy to advise you on choosing the right drive for your window.