Central Vacuum Motors

by Mark 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.

Canister Vs. Upright Vacuum Cleaner

by Mark 24. February 2014 04:34

When choosing a new vacuum, the first question that arises is, “canister or upright?”  This simple question confuses, vexes, and exhausts home owners day after day.  Each style boasts a unique set of strengths for consumers to consider; just answer a few simple questions and the decision becomes clearer.

What kind of flooring?

If the home has only hardwood or bare floors, the canister vacuum wins.  Hardwood floors reverberate and amplify sound greater than muffled carpeting does making a canister ideal.  The body design allows for improved insulation and sound suppression.  Bare floors do not need to be swept with a motorized brushroll, so an air driven turbo nozzle with bristles meets cleaning requirements.

If carpets stretch from wall to wall throughout the home (save a spot of wood or tile), then look towards an upright vacuum.  Dust, dirt, and sand settle to the fibers’ base and slowly scratch and shred away causing the carpet to fray and rip.  The motorized agitator (otherwise known as a brushroll) displaces debris embedded deep at the carpet’s pile extending the life for many years.

Many new homes feature both bare surfaces such as hardwood and carpeting making the choice slightly more difficult.  Many vacuum specialists recommend and steer people towards canisters with a motorized brushroll as the nozzles can be removed and changed from the power head to a hardwood floor brush.

How many levels?

How heavy the vacuum feels weighs on the minds of many.  Single floor homes tend to see uprights due to easy storage space while multi-floor homes hold more canisters thanks to lightweight design.  Canisters also (usually) come with a tool meant for cleaning stairs, however, uprights now feature stair tools that attach to the hose/wand.  Lightweight upright vacuums also work well in multi-floor homes and have become a recent trend.

The big one.

What’s your preference?  Users grow accustomed to one of the styles.  A salesman can tell a customer all day about how one style suits their home over the other, however, at the end of the day, the customer’s comfort determines which vacuum works for the home.  Many companies have begun making uprights with a brushroll on and off switch to transition between carpet and bare floors to provide an alternative to home owners.   Some do not enjoy the canister rolling along behind them; some enjoy the lightweight design of canisters. 


Canisters have the versatility for all hardwood or a combination of hardwood and area rugs/carpeting.  Uprights have the edge on wall-to-wall carpeted homes.  Your preference guides you towards the purchase that brings peace of mind and easy usage.  If you have any doubts, contact our eVacuumStore.com specialists at 1-(866)-972-8227 and we can guide you towards your ideal vacuum match.

J.E. Adams Car Wash Vacuum Cleaners

by Zack 6. January 2014 07:00

If you are the proprietor of a car wash, or any other related business such as car dealership, car rental store or detail shop, then a J.E. Adams commercial vacuum will prove to be the ideal addition.  The common misconception with this style of vacuum cleaner is that it is only suited for car washes.  However, there are so many different versions of these vacuum cleaners that they are suitable for both industrial use as well as consumer use, whether the service is offered free of charge, or for a nominal fee.

J.E. Adams commercial vacuum cleaners are some of the most customizable vacuums of any style that are currently available.  Depending on which model is chosen is where the difference in features are found.  There are models that are available that have a digital display and some that don't.  There are even some models that come with or without a coin box on board.  For those models without a coin box, they are either a standard style with an on/off switch that do not require money to be inserted or they are vault ready.  Vault ready vacuums are designed in a way to allow a coin vault to be either cemented or bricked below the vacuum unit.  This provides maximum security for the money that is inserted into the vacuum over time.

These car wash vacuum cleaners are generally divided into two categories; standard units and combination units.  Standard units have one primary function, and that is to vacuum.  Standard units can come with a variety of features depending on the model, including bill validators, coin acceptors, a digital display, being vault ready and having either a lighted dome or stainless steel dome.  Combination units combine the vacuum function with one or more other primary functions.  The most commonly used functions include shampooer, spot remover, tire shine, air machine, water machine, turbo air dryer and fragrance.  In some cases a J.E. Adams vacuum can come with numerous functions which provides for the most versatile use for both business owners as well as their clientele.  Similar to the standard units, the combination J.E. Adams commercial vacuums can also come with features such as digital display, bill validators and coin acceptors.  Features that do not come standard with a vacuum can be added on at the buyers request which is one of the most useful aspects of the J.E. Adams company and their high-powered machines.

Electrolux EL6988E Oxygen Canister Vacuum

by Bob 23. December 2009 01:52


Asthma and allergies are two good reasons why the Oxygen Ultra has a high quality HEPA H13 filter to capture dust and allergens in the air.The unique power head system has a separate motor that drives it, giving Oxygen Ultra maximum cleaning performance. Oxygen Ultra has a durable brush roll and long-life belt to extend the life of the vacuum and leave you with deep cleaned carpets.

With the help of the Electrolux Oxygen Ultra's controls on the handle cleaning has never been easier. Height adjustment and variable speed controls allow you even greater ease when moving between carpet and hard floor surfaces. Premium accessories like the hard floor tool, turbo nozzle for cleaning stairs and rugs, power head for cleaning carpets, and on-board tools for above-the-floor cleaning provide all the options for specialized cleaning. The Electrolux Oxygen Ultra can clean almost anything so home can be a haven for a healthy life.

Maintaining your vacuum can be simple. Oxygen Ultra has an electronic filter indicator that shows you when it's time to rinse your filter and an electronic bag change indicator that lets you know that it is time to replace your bag. No other canister is easier to maintain than the Oxygen Ultra.

There is also a EL6988E deluxe package available, which includes hand held power nozzle, similar to the Side Kick.

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