This is a legit vent hood
This is a very serious vent hood. It moves a ton of air! Installation was mostly straightforward, however, there's no mention of using the rubber stoppers that are included to properly space the hood away from the wall (I think that's what they are for). Once the stoppers were in place and the hood was re-installed, I was able to easily get the bottom panel back on.I had a 13 year old vent hood/microwave combo with a vent that was basically just a noise maker, and couldn't even make a tissue stick to the air intake. The Hauslane not only has no issue making a tissue stick, i felt like the tissue was going to get ripped apart and inhaled into the hood, chopped up by the blades, and spewed out the roof vent like confetti. Using a DB meter app on my phone, the old vent registered around 70db. The Hauslane registered around 78db on low, and high wasn't too much louder.Having said that, the hood is a little noisier than I had anticipated. I expected medium and high settings to be fairly noisy, but was hoping the low setting might be a little quieter. Still, not too bad, especially for the volume of air it moves.