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.
29. December 2009 07:44
If you are installing central vacuum in a new home or an existing home, we can help. We offer do it yourself installation kits which includes all of you installation fittings, glue, wire, and inlets.