15. April 2014 09:33
When choosing a central vacuum for your home, pay close attention to the motor housed inside the unit. In your search, you will encounter three styles of motors in central vacuums that determine the quality, power, and life expectancy of the unit. Make sure to ask the salesman to show you the motor and take note of the air flow style.
In less expensive models, expect to see a flow through motor. This average motor keeps initial cost down in most cases, but needs replacement every 6-10 years approximately. Flow-through motors do not have a cooling fan, so they use the filtered (semi-dirty) air to keep the temperature down. This system reduces the life of the motor as heated exhaust air enters the motor chamber which leads to debris build up and overheating as time progresses. If you do not mind replacing the motor every so often as they do not cost absurd amounts or do not intend on cleaning often, an inexpensive central vacuum fits well in most small to medium sized homes.
Above flow-through motors and seen in a majority of central units, peripheral by-pass motors provide strong suction, feature one to three cooling fans, and last more than double the life of its flow-through counterpart. With at least one cooling on fan on top of the motor, clean air enters the motor and the heated exhaust exists through small vents via side vents on the base of the motor. Manufacturers commonly use two of these motors in dual motor central vacuum systems.
eVacuumStore.com specialists recommend a tangential by-pass central vacuum motor to minimize replacement and guarantee quality. Multiple fans cool the fresh air coming into the motor while it exhausts through a side chassis. If exhausted outside, this design provides 100% filtration of the home. As a side note, if you can, choose aluminum over plastic for the chassis material as this prolongs motor life as well.
eVacuumStore.com offers dozens of central vacuum models with the three styles of motor listed above. Call our expert factory trained staff to answer any questions you may have about our selection of central vacuums or their motors to find the right central vacuum for your home and budget.
24. February 2014 09:43
At first it seems overwhelming to choose the most suitable central vacuum accessories for a home. One should become familiar with several subjects before committing to any particular kit to ensure compatibility and performance. However, besides the overall performance of central vacuum attachments, where is a good place to start?
One of the best questions to consider, even before delving into the vast quantities of attachment sets, is "which types of flooring does the home consist of?" There are sets of central vacuum accessories that are intended solely for homes with bare floors (i.e. tile, hardwood, granite etc.), and other sets intended for homes containing both bare floors and carpets. It is imperative to narrow down which surfaces require maintenance prior to inquiry to avoid becoming deluged with the possibilities.
Once the desired attachment set is understood, the next step is determining compatibility with the existing home. The most effective way to begin this process is by examining the current central vacuum hose cuff where it plugs into the wall. Depending on the way everything was wired during installation, the cuff will either have a seven foot pig tail cord extending from it, or two prongs for direct plug-in. The hose with a pig tail cord is used with central vacuum attachment kits that require an additional 110 volts of electricity to operate motorized components. For use, the cord is plugged into a nearby outlet while the hose plugs into a standard inlet valve. Central vacuum hoses with a two prong plug-in have the additional 110 volts built into them. When the hose is plugged into the inlet valve, the prongs make contact with the integrated receptacle, powering both the central vacuum unit and the necessary attachments. The standard size for inlet valves is an outside diameter of 1 1/2 inches.
Central vacuum attachments provide unparalleled reach and cleaning capabilities. The wide variety of options allow for a level of cleanliness that most conventional vacuum cleaners are incapable of reaching. Although the selection process may seem arduous and overwhelming, the afformentioned steps can help alleviate the stress. Electrolux, Beam, Eureka and Honeywell are some of the top recommendations in terms of quality and performance contributing to the continued success of central vacuum systems and accessories.
27. June 2012 10:09
Have you been noticing a reduced amount of suction in your central vacuum system? Does your power unit’s motor sound strained? Does one cleaning inlet provide more suction than another? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your central vacuum system may be clogged. Thankfully, it is a simple task to find where most clogs are located. There are three different types of clogs to look for:
*Bag/Filter Clog: If you have neglected to maintain your motor unit, or have recently vacuumed up fine particles, the motor unit’s bag or filter might be clogged. If this were the case, you would experience low suction from every inlet, including the inlet located on the unit itself. If you own a bagless unit, washing or replacing the filter will solve this problem. In a bagged unit, replacing the bag will do the same. A dirty pre-motor filter should be replaced as well.
*Hose Clog: If you are experiencing low suction at each of your inlets, and you have made sure your motor unit’s bag or filter is not clogged, your hose may be the problem. An easy way to check for a hose clog is to turn on the motor unit manually, opening an inlet without the hose, and feeling the suction there. To turn on the unit manually, refer to your owner’s manual, although most units will have a switch on the side marked AUTO and ON, or something similar. You want to turn the switch to ON. If good suction is coming from the inlets, your hose is clogged. This can be solved by running a plumber's snake through the hose.
*Inlet or Piping Clog: If just one or a few inlets experience reduced suction, then the clog is located within the walls. There are a few ways to solve this. The easiest way is to insert a shopvac or canister vacuum hose into the inlet and try to suction out the clog. A product called TornadoPower Maintenance Cloths might be able to remove the clog. You could also try to run a plumber’s snake through the inlet. If all fails and you can’t remove the clog yourself, call your local central vacuum dealer for help.
Keeping your system free of clogs will not only allow you to clean better, but will also prolong the life of your motor. Happy Cleaning!
23. December 2009 02:40
Electrolux QuietClean Central Vacuum Unit and Accessory Kit No need to lug a vacuum around the house or up and down stairs. The built-in QuietClean PU3650 can handle up to 8,000 square feet of living space. Experience The Electrolux Quiet Clean Central Vacuum
Healthier Indoor Air Most vacuums stir up dust while cleaning. That doesn't happen with the QuietClean.
Never Change a Filter AgainMost vacuums require a new filter every couple of months and a cloud of dust that comes when you replace them.
Quiet Operation:Patented sound-reducing technology in both the power unit and the electric power brush make the QuietClean the quietest central vacuum system available. The QuietClean central vacuum power unit takes the noise out of cleaning.
Talks to You With most vacuums, the only way you know it's time to empty the collection receptacle or when you have a clogged hose is when the vacuum stops picking up dirt. The QuietClean has an LCD display that tellls you ahead of time when to empty its receptacle and how efficiently it is operating.
Deeper Cleaning:The Electrolux QuietClean Model PU3650 offers 600 air watts of cleaning power great cleaning power in a single-motor central vacuum which means it will remove more dust and allergens from the living area and accommodate homes with up to 8,000 square feet of living space.
Built-in Monitoring SystemModel PU3650s LCD displays allows the user to monitor the systems overall performance and tells the user when to check the dirt receptacle.
Convenient SystemThe Electrolux QuietClean Models PU3650 utilizes a permanent self-cleaning filter, so you will never need to replace filters. The utility inlet on the front of these models allows a direct connection to clean the garage and vehicles while the window on the dirt receptacle allows you to check the dirt level.
Electrolux Quiet Clean CS3000 Central Vacuum Accessories Quiet OperationThe QuietClean Cleaning Set features one of the quietest electric power heads available. That means you can hear the phone, the doorbell and even the kids.Superior CleaningThe QuietClean Cleaning Set is designed for today's floors. Three-level height adjustment means the power brush can deep clean carpets of any pile or thickness. And a wide, 14-inch brush is unmatched for cleaning wood, tile or laminate surfaces.Tools are Located at your FingertipsNo more searching for the upholstery brush or crevice tool. The QuietClean Cleaning Set has them right at your fingertips on the hose handle and a QuickRelease, telescoping wand that allows you to go from cleaning the floor to cleaning crown molding in an instant.Protects Furniture and WallsThe QuietClean Cleaning Set comes with a factory installed quilted hose sock that helps the hose glide across the room without marring furniture or wall covers. And you can easily unzip the sock and toss it in the laundry.