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January 28, 2014 10:00 ET

Zephyr Updates Tempest I and Tempest II Pro-Style Kitchen Range Hoods

New Designs, Increased Performance and Updated Technology for Zephyr's Under-Cabinet Hoods

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - January 28, 2014) - Zephyr, the leader in ventilation hood design, innovation and technology, today announced it has updated its Tempest I and Tempest II pro-style kitchen range hoods with an enhanced body design and new feature-rich technology. With an improved, contemporary design and sleek curved corners, Tempest exudes a level of elegance not typically found in traditional pro-style range hoods. The new upgrades combine power, efficiency and convenience, to ensure the user can keep the focus on cooking.

Tempest I and II controls have been relocated underneath the body to give the front of the hood a more clean and professional appearance. The electronic control speeds have been upgraded from 3 to 6 speeds along with an improved 650 CFM blower and optional 1,200 CFM blower upgrade kit. The Tempest models feature dual-level halogen lighting and an auto delay shut off timer that allows you to pre-set the blower speed and let the ventilation hood automatically clean the air when you are finished cooking.

The industry first Airflow Control Technology™ (ACT) is also included; an exclusive technology that gives builders and developers the ability to set the maximum motor CFM level, without compromising design. This allows the installer to lower the maximum CFM to 390 or 290 to accommodate various make-up air code restrictions.

"When we originally designed the Tempest models, we set out to maximize efficiency with professional-grade performance for demanding home chefs," says Luke Siow, Zephyr president. "With our latest upgrades, builders and consumers alike will gravitate toward the Tempest's universal, clean design paired with its powerful performance; it's an ideal hood for any pro-style kitchen."

Additional streamlined accessories include: duct covers, backsplashes, recirculating kits, and a wireless RF remote control for convenience. Tempest features professional baffle filters to capture airborne grease and debris and are dishwasher safe for easy clean-up. The Tempest I is available in 30-, 36- and 42-inch widths; the Tempest II is available in 30-, 36- and 48-inch widths. Both Tempest models come with 3-year parts and 1-year labor warranty.

About Zephyr

Since 1997, San Francisco-based Zephyr has continued to bring design, innovation and technology to the forefront of the kitchen ventilation hood industry. The company has challenged the perception of what ventilation means in kitchen design and created a new awareness of the importance of a high performing ventilation system. With acclaimed talent such as artistic visionary, Fu-Tung Cheng, and industrial designer, Robert Brunner, Zephyr is able to create cutting-edge residential range hoods unlike any other company. In addition, Zephyr has pioneered ventilation hood technology with the industry's first DCBL Suppression System™ ; an exclusive innovation that delivers the most silent, energy efficient and performance-driven range hoods available today. As a direct result of its commitment to elevating range hood design and technology, Zephyr is the recipient of several prestigious awards including Consumer Report Buy Rating, Consumer Digest Best Buy Rating, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design, ADEX (Awards for Design Excellence), Appliance Design 'Excellence In Design' and the Architectural Products 'Product Innovation Award.' To learn more, visit 

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