Common Questions and Resources
Why should I ventilate my gas stove?
•Non-ventilated gas stoves increase risk for asthma, pneumonia, and coughing. (ncbi)
•Non-ventilated gas stoves can lead to mold growth, ruin insulation, and cause structural damage. (Home Ventilation Guide)
Who is most at risk?
•Children less than five years of age (Coker)
How can I ventilate my stove and home?
•Read about it here: Home Ventilation Guide from the U.S. Department of Energy on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
What type of exhaust is my kitchen stove supposed to have?
Kitchen exhaust can be in the form of a hood or down draft appliance and they are required to be vented to the exterior to remove moisture and other byproducts from the cooking process. Link to ORSC CH 15
My current exhaust does not meet requirements, and/or I do not have an exhaust system in my bathroom/kitchen. How do I replace it?
The installation of new or replacement exhaust fan or exhaust duct requires a permit for mechanical work. Electrical work may also require an electrical permit. Read more about the permit here.