Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The New Vroom From H-P Products

The convenient becomes even more convenient. And more useful. H-P Products has taken the initiative to go out and improve on the 3-second-clean. The New Vroom is now available for the garage and is still applicable for those other high-traffic areas - kitchen, bathroom, and utility room. Here are some other features that make the New Vroom even better:

  • New sleek, ABS case adds durability
  • New Vacuum Power Adjustment Knob controls suction power
  • New onboard tool caddy saves space and keeps tools handy
  • New ergonomic comfort handle
  • New hose lock reduces pullback

The New Vroom will be available in late August 2010 exclusively through Vacuflo and other H-P Dealers!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tips to Consider When Thinking About a Central Vac

What makes central vacuums the best choice for home cleaning? Increased power. Increased Air Quality. Convenience. Less Noise. All very important things... However, while many focus on the obvious reasons for having a central vacuum system installed in your home, here are some other factors to consider when choosing a central vacuum system-

  • Warranty: When purchasing your system, consider what warranties are provided with your purchase and what exactly your warranties cover. Some systems offer a seven year warranty. However, Vacuflo offers the market's best limited lifetime warranty: All installed components are covered as long as you own your home; 3 years of labor, service warranty coverage; and attachments are also given a 3-year warranty. Click here for more info on these warranties.
  • Added Value: When a central vacuum system is installed in your home, the value of your home increases. With an installed system, your home's value can be worth over $1,500 more than it was previously. It can also be a good selling point when you are trying to sell your home in the future.
  • Variety of Options: Vacuflo offers the widest variety of attachments/accessories on the market. Shop here online now!
  • Added Convenience: Offered with the Vacuflo systems are a wide variety of options to give you added convenience: Hide-A-Hose, Vroom, Spot by Vroom, among others.
  • Performance: The cleaning performance of a True Cyclonic unit by Vacuflo will not decrease even as dirt accumulates! Unlike those systems with bags that lose suction even when the bags are half full, the True Cyclonics will not lose suction. Canisters also hold up to 6 gallons of dirt, decreasing the number of times you have to deal with dumping the dirt.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Central Vacuum Info

A central vacuum system (sometimes called a whole-house vacuum system) is a cleaning device installed throughout a building. Located in the garage or basement, a canister receives dust and debris sucked by the force of a motor from wall outlets, which are located for the homeowner's convenience. While many Americans are unfamiliar with central vacuums, they are not new inventions; the idea dates back as far as the 1850s in Sweden, where horse-powered fans were used to create suction through in-wall plumbing. Horses were later replaced by servants, who pumped giant bellows or pedaled stationary bicycles, until electric motors eventually took over. Shortly thereafter, however, portable vacuum cleaners became available, and central vacuum systems were largely forgotten due to their relative expense. Their hibernation ended by the 1990s when growing house sizes and concerns over air quality combined with the availability of cheaper plastic piping, more powerful motors and refined filtration systems. Yet, even today, American homes are dependent on portable vacuum cleaners, in contrast with Canadian and Scandinavian homes, where central vacuum systems are more common. Central vacuum systems boast some advantages over portable units, some of which are as follows:

  • They are long-lasting. Their motors can handle more usage than typical portable units. Warranties, too, are usually longer for central units. [The Vacuflo system we install has a lifetime warranty on the unit for as long as you own your home.]
  • They are quiet. Because the motor is located outside the living area, users are not subjected to noise created by the motor, which can be excessive and stressful. [While you are running your Vacuflo system, you can carry on a conversation without yelling.]
  • They can be retrofitted into older houses, or built into new construction. [We are experienced in both areas to fit your needs.]
  • They are a good investment. Just as a kitchen renovation or new deck will make a home more valuable, many buyers will pay extra for a house equipped with a central vacuum. [Installing a Vacuflo system in your home can add $1,500-$2,000 in value to your home.]
  • They are hypo-allergenic. Unlike portable vacuums, which recycle air back into the room, dust-laden air is blown into the outdoors from central vacuum systems. One comprehensive study conducted at the University of California at Davis' School of Medicine compared portable to central units and concluded that "a central vacuuming system would best provide [allergen removal] as it would be installed outside the living area of the dwelling and/or vented outdoors." [No air that is vacuumed is recycled through the air, making Vacuflo a clear choice for those with allergies.]
  • The system is easy and safe to use. There is no heavy equipment to carry from room to room, and no electric cords to trip over or catch on furniture. [This feature is even more improved with the Hide-A-Hose system that we have available, where hoses are stored in the wall - making your central vac even more convenient.]

Types of central vacuum cleaners available include:

  • cyclonic, in which air is spun in a canister and exhausted to the outdoors. Location is critical for these units, as it is possible for exhausted, debris-laden air to find its way back into the house through open windows. The filter must be removed and cleaned periodically; [This is the main type of unit that we offer through Vacuflo; however, there are other options available.]
  • inverted filter, in which the dirt enters the vacuum canister amidst a tornado-like swirl of air. The canister must be emptied periodically, and always outside of the home. Allergy sufferers may find disposal unpleasant, as mold and other debris become airborne; and
  • disposable bag, in which dirt is sucked into a paper bag in the same fashion as for portable units. This is perhaps the cleanest and most hygienic method available, as mold spores, bacteria and other debris are physically separated and stored in a bag from which they cannot escape.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

"A Case For Central Vacuums"

Check out the E-zine article expressing the essentiality of a central vacuum system. Author, Sarah Busch, focuses on the positive aspects that central cleaning systems can bring to your home. Reasons include but are not limited to the following: improved indoor air quality, the limitless options available to owners, the cost efficiency of a system, and low maintenance. The article even refers to the system we install in many homes - the Hide-A-Hose system that stores a hose in the wall so it can be accessed right when you need it, where you need it! Read for yourself how you and your family can benefit from a central vacuum system!