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May 22, 2013 09:04 ET

Zephyr Ventilation Expands Industry First Technology Into One Piece Liner Hood

New Monsoon DCBL Is the Quietest, Most Powerful and Energy Efficient Hood Insert on Market

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) -  Zephyr Ventilation, the leader in ventilation hood design, innovation and technology, announces the expansion of its DCBL Suppression System™ technology into its One Piece Liner (OPL) and hood insert product line-up. The new Monsoon DCBL joins the Vortex, Monsoon I and II One Piece Liners, which are all ideal for built-in custom canopy applications.

The Monsoon DCBL is the quietest and most energy efficient OPL on the market today, with Zephyr's DCBL Suppression System™ technology at the core of the new hood insert. Nearly inaudible, the Monsoon DCBL operates at 0.8 sones at 250 CFM on working speed and 5.8 sones at 715 CFM maximum speed. In addition, Zephyr has reduced the Monsoon DCBL's energy consumption by almost 80 percent.

The Monsoon DCBL was developed to fit the industry-standard installation footprint, which simplifies the entire installation process and allows the product to be a direct replacement for competitive models. The Monsoon products are made up of a stainless steel exterior with 6-speed electronic controls for greater flexibility and a Clean Air feature that powers on the hood every four hours for 15 minutes, providing clean and recirculated air throughout the home. All models are equipped with professional-grade filters sitting on a removable grease tray for easy cleaning and an ADA-compliant RF remote control that can be used from up to 15 feet away.

Monsoon DCBL includes the most advanced electronics in any OPL on the market today; upgraded Bloom™ LED lights operating at 6-watts each and 5-speed + Burst electronic LCD controls with a mirror finish. In addition, The Monsoon DCBL is the industry's first and only full-size OPL with the ability to duct horizontally as well as vertically. 

"Zephyr constantly strives to bring innovation to a category that is often overlooked," says Luke Siow, Zephyr president. "With Monsoon DCBL, we've pushed the technological boundaries of the One Piece Liner and hood insert market by incorporating our newest and most advanced technology. Builders and kitchen designers will be glad to know that they can use a technologically superior liner or insert product in an existing space or as the perfect component for matching cabinetry."

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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