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Which is the most energy efficient range hood fan?

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Broan and Air King are two companies that both make range hoods that have been Energy Star approved. Both companies offer a wide selection of styles and range hood accessories that meet the Energy Star standards for efficient energy consumption compared to similar products on the market.

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Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products that generally use anywhere from 20 to 30 percent less energy than is dictated by federal standards. Other factors that Energy Star takes into consideration are expected life and durability of the product and consumer-level cost.

Broan offers eight range hood products that meet Energy Star requirements. This includes industrial and home kitchen range hoods that are known for their performance and for being up to 50 percent quieter than competitor models.

Air King also offers eight range hood models that meet Energy Star requirements. In addition to Energy Star approval, Air King models are also approved for use in LEED certified buildings, in regard to energy usage and ventilation standards.

Energy Star does not make a specification on which of these two is more energy efficient, only that they both meet the Energy Star requirements. Both would be an excellent choice for a sustainably designed kitchen.

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