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PME30020.5", Powder Coated Silver Finish Power Pack with 290 CFM Internal Blower, ENERGY STAR® Certified

  • Overview
  • Dwelling Unit Ventilation Selector
  • Video Links
  • Specifications
  • Accessories
  • Reviews
  • Answers
  • The PME Series model is part of our new ENERGY STAR® Certified hood offering and an extension of our popular PM390 power pack line. Designed to provide energy efficient operation with a very quiet 290 CFM centrifugal blower. Features include 3-speed slide control, Heat Sentry™, dual 13 watt fluorescent lighting and a dishwasher safe filter to ease cleaning.
    • Available in 52 cm (20.5 in) powder coated silver finish
    • Powerful, energy efficient 290 CFM centrifugal blower
    • Quiet operation at 0.5 sones on normal speed
    • Three-speed slide control
    • Dual 13 watt fluorescent lighting (bulbs included)
    • Heat Sentry™ detects excessiveheat and adjusts blower speed to high automatically
    • Dishwasher safe aluminum filters feature a quick-release latch and professional-style appearance
    • Recommended for use with models LB30, LB36, LT30 & LT36 liners
  • Whole House Mechanical Ventilation (WHMV) Specifier

    Code compliant solutions for one and two family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories

    To better serve you in determining your customers’ whole house mechanical ventilation (otherwise known as continuous ventilation) needs, Broan-NuTone has developed this on-line tool.  With our CodeKey Specifier you can be confident that the products choose will meet the latest codes and regulations.  Use this tool to make your specification job easier.

    Let’s get started by selecting the state where the dwelling unit will be located. CLICK HERE

  • Video Links

    Broan Universal Make-Up Air Damper

    Residential Kitchen Make-Up Air Webinar September 24, 2013

    Island Range Hoods for Kitchen Upgrades – Danny Lipford

    Cleaning a Range Hood Filter – Danny Lipford

    Proper Use of a Range Hood- Danny Lipford

    How to Ventilate the Whole House

    Proper Ventilation Equals A Healthy Home - Danny Lipford

    What are CFMs? - Danny Lipford

    Range Hood & Ventilation Fans Tip - Check Terminations of Ventilation Ducts

    How do I determine the size of the range hood I need? - Danny Lipford

    Is there any regular maintenance needed on my range hood? - Danny Lipford

    Does an Over the Range microwave provide adequate Capture? - Danny Lipford

    Give Your Kitchen a 72-Hour Facelift with Danny Lipford

    Island Range Hoods for Kitchen Upgrades - Danny Lipford

    Importance of a Range Hood for Indoor Air Quality

    Kitchen Renovation Includes Adding Range Hood with Danny Lipford

    Can I install a range hood without venting it? - Danny Lipford

    Article Links

    How to Construct a Custom Kitchen Range Hood HGTV.com

    Keep your kitchen clear of smoke and fumes. Don't neglect ventilation when remodeling your kitchen, ConsumerReports.org

    Cook with a gas stove? You could be breathing polluted air, study says, Los Angeles Times

    Using gas stoves with no hood may expose many to air pollution, UPI Health News

    Breathe Easy – What you need to know to ensure proper home ventilation, K+BB

    5 Kitchen Renovation Goofs To Avoid, Consumer Reports

    Clearing the Air, K+BB

    The Kitchen as a Pollution Hazard

    Fixing Stove Hoods To Keep Pollution Out Of The Kitchen

  • Accessories OptionalYes
    Blower Air Mover TypeCentrifugal Blower
    Blower IncludedYes
    Boost ModeNo
    CFM (Airflow)290
    CFM Range200-400
    Control Feature Filter ReminderNo
    Damper IncludedNo
    Delay Shut OffNo
    Depth11" to 20"
    Digital ClockNo
    Dishwasher Safe FiltersYes
    Duct Connector Size6"
    ENERGY STAR® certified productYes
    Filter IncludedYes
    Filter TypeAluminum
    Heat Sentry - Temperature SensorYes
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity2
    Light Bulbs IncludedYes
    Lighting FunctionOne-level
    Lighting TypeFluorescent
    Max Sones/100 CFM5.0
    Nightlight SettingNo
    Product Depth (inches)11-1/4"
    Product Height (inches)9-5/8"
    Product Width (inches)20-1/2"
    Rated Amps2.9
    Rated Voltage120
    UL ListedYes
  • Wall stack

    Could I run this into 2 1/2" X 14" wall stack for about 2' up a wall to get to the attic?
    Asked by: Phil
    Thank you for your question on the model PME300 kitchen ventilation system. The PME300 requires the use of six inch round duct work. If you can convert the six inch round to the 2-1/2” x 14” rectangular duct work, it should work fine for you.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-02-17

    How do you clean blower? Mine drips grease from the blower through the filter onto the stove

    Asked by: JBM
    Thank you for your question on the Broan PME300. Please contact our Technical Support directly at 800-637-1453 on how to clean blower.
    Answered by: BroanTechnicalSupport1
    Date published: 2017-03-22

    Alternative to fluorescent lights?

    This appears to be a perfect product, except for the unfortunate fluorescent lighting. Are there other factory options available? If not, I would have to purchase LEDs with G24Q base. Is this a dimming circuit?
    Asked by: Jon
    Thank you for your question on the Broan PME300. We do not recommend substituting light bulbs other than what is described to be used. We do have similar unit such as the PM390 and the PM500. The PM390uses candelabra 40-watt lamps and the PM500 uses 12V, 20-watt lamps. Both units have the dimension housing as the PME300. If you have further questions please contact Technical Support directly at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-08-07

    (PME300) Why does the internal height of cabinet have to be minimum 16” ?

    (PME300) Although the unit spec states that it is just 10 3/4" inches high in total, the installation instructions require the cabinet into which the unit is installed be at least 16" high internally. Why is this?
    Asked by: John
    Thank you for your question on the model PME300 range hood insert. You will need to have room for the discharge collar and any elbows or transtions. This is the reason for the higher inside height measurement. If you have further questions, please contact our Technical Support Department directly at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-11-04

    Do you need the Liner - for example LB30?

    We plan to install this unit and then, build a custom hood/surround around it. Do we still need the LINER (LB30) or is this Power Pack "finished" enough around the edges that if we "frame" it in - it will appear finished?
    Asked by: DJG
    Thank you for your question on the model PME300 kitchen ventilation system. When installing the PME300, we would recommend using some sort of metal liner to cover the exposed wood areas around the insert, underneath the custom hood. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-11-18
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