I love how this looks and that they make it as a ductless/recirculating hood so that you can use it in apartments that have no ducts. It is hell to install though. My electrician had to solicit the help of my super, because it was very heavy and it takes at least 2 people to install. Glad I didn't have to help with that part, but it is very nice looking and compliments any contemporary style kitchen. The fan is quiet and the cups where the charcoal filters are, unscrew very easily.