Will it work with my rangehood?
The dragon vent range will work with all 150mm outlet rangehoods. If you have a 120, 195 or 200mm outlet we can supply a y-piece adaptor to a double inlet vent which will give the rangehood maximum flow.
How does the dragon vent make my rangehoods less noisy?
The Dragon Vent will reduce the noise of your rangehood by increasing the flow rate which will then lower back pressure and restriction on the motor resulting in less motor noise.
What about flies and insects getting into my rangehood?
Flies and insects getting inside rangehoods are a major issue in Australia. They commonly enter the home via standard mushroom style roof flumes that are open and don’t have the right (or any) ember mesh / pest guards in place.
The Dragon Vents range all come with enclosed mesh stopping any flies or vermin getting inside the system and are designed to stop ember intrusion during a bushfire.
What is a BAL bushfire codes?
A Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) is a means of measuring the severity of a building’s potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact. It’s measured in increments of radiant heat (expressed in kilowatts/m2).
This is especially important when building a new home around bushfire prone areas such as bushland, parks, large gardens and in rural settings.
What colours do they come in?
The standard Dragon Vent range for tin roofs comes in four main Colorbond colours (Surf Mist, Monument, Shale Grey and Dune) as well as black and terracotta for tiled roofs.
HVS can also supply custom painted flumes and vents – contact us for options and pricing.
What areas do you install rangehoods and vents in?
We install both rangehoods and our patented Australian venting products across the Perth and Peel regions of West Australia.
Do I need to vent my rangehood through to outside air?
Yes, you do need to vent your rangehood to the outside air as per the Australian regulations.
If you don’t you will be venting cooking bi-products into your roof space … historically a breeding ground for unwanted flies, insects and pests in the home.
What height do I need my range hood set at?
According to West Australian standards, you need to ensure there is no less than 600mm for an electric cooktop, 650mm for a gas cooktop and 1200mm for a BBQ rangehood from rangehood filter height to the cooking surface.