We're going to install a through-wall kitchen exhaust fan in an outside wall above the stove and have some questions. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
We expect to spend around $50 for the unit. Does anyone have any recommendations for a unit?
They're available in different (CFM) exhaust capabilities. Assuming that the more powerful is not only more expensive but noisier too, what's the optimum output that won't make a lot of noise?
Is it possible to suppress some of the noise and vibration by putting something (rubber?) around the hole where the unit touches the sheetrock?
Are these exhaust fans supported solely by the sheetrock inside, and the wood around the hole in the wall on the outside? Do they need to be anchored to a beam?
Again, thanks for any advice. I tried to find out this information on consumerreports.org but they don't cover these fans.