Installation Guide

How to Install Your Range Hood

Installation services vary depending on where you live in the US.

Pacific Hoods can provide free basic installation services within New York City's five boroughs (Basic installation consist of removing your old hood and replacing it with a new Pacific Range Hood using the existing ductwork and materials. Must have 6" or larger ductwork already in place to be eligible for this free service) Other type of installation services also available at a separate charge.
For other areas, feel free to contact our authorized dealers for installation inquires. The cost of installation may be charged separately.
If you need installation service, please feel free to fill out the form below and we will contact you with a free evaluation, if its urgent please email us at info@pacifichoods.com or call us at 1800-988-2268 from 10am - 6pm eastern time.  
Common Questions Related To Installation:
How do I install the range hood myself If I already have 6" or larger ductwork in place? Please see video below to see how our best selling Tru Steam series model SC88BS is installed.
 
How long does it take to install a range hood from Pacific Hoods?
  • Basic installation —  45 minutes
  • Lower hood or connect wall pipe — 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Wall job — 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Roof job — 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes

What is the requirement for duct size? 
6” round or larger. If the duct is larger, suction will improve while the noise level will decrease. If it’s less than 6”, back flow (Smoke back into the house) will occur, lose of suction power and the noise level will increase.

I have a microwave hood combo, What do I do?
You will need to replace the entire unit with a Pacific Hood. You will need to make sure there is 110 volts wiring for the range hood.  The distance from the countertop to the bottom of the cabinet is usually higher for the microwave hood combo. Therefore, you might need to have the hood lowered in order to obtain the proper distance for optimal suction. Recommended distance is 24"-30" from the top of your stove/cooktop to the front bottom of the range hood. A sweet spot would be 27".

I ran out of 6" ducts and only have 4" ducts, can I connect them? or how about making the cut out holes 6" but run a 4"duct? or how about flatten the duct so it can fit inside the walls? No. Our hoods were made with high CFM meaning extremely strong suction along with high performance and in order to do this the duct must be large enough for the air to flow through in a timely matter. Any of these situations will diminish power and create back flow (smoke back into the house)

I am not allowed to make openings to the wall of my home, is there another way?

Yes! contact us on the form above to see how we can help.