When your shopping for central vacuum supplies its always important to realize that you’re dealing with an appliance that is going to last you a long time if you purchase the correct one (you can click here to find supplies). Your focus should be retained on quality rather than price, but that still doesn’t mean you can’t get a good deal if that what you’re looking for. Central vacuums come from a wide variety of manufacturers today, and it can be extremely confusing to find out which one is the best and will give you the best value for your money.
What are the three most important things you should consider when thinking about purchasing your central vacuum supplies? The first thing should be the actual central vac itself. When you’re shopping for a particular unit you should always be weary of the internal components used and what type of motor is installed. A central vac with a cheap motor may be sweet at first because of the price, but can be a bitter feeling when 3-4 years down the road you start to have problems with it.
So what type of motor should you be looking for in a central vacuum? The answer is to first stay away from the cheaper thru-flow motors. If these motors are not properly filtered, they can easily go bad and cause hundreds of dollars in repair costs. Thru-flow motors are usually the ones installed in units that are in the $300-$500 range. What you should be looking for is either a peripheral bypass or tangential bypass motor. These in particular offer the best suction and are the longest lasting. They have cooling systems which keep the motor from overheating, and do not have problems with lasting 15 or even 20 years.
The other thing you should look for when buying your central vacuum systems is a bundle or package pricing event. These are always worth it, and save you a bunch of money. It is more expensive for a retailer to separately send out orders rather than packaging a whole system together in the first place. These saving are then passed onto the customer in the form of a package price. If you are putting in a whole house vacuum you should always look to get everything at once. This will save you money and time.
The last thing you consider with your supplies is the warranty of the central vac itself. If you choose to go with a cheaper unit, they usually come along with a warranty that’s not very good. A good warranty on a power unit will be about 10 years for the motor and electrical components. The best warranties are on the canavac central vacuums which include either a 15 or 20 year warranty.
Overall you should purchase quality rather than quantity, and choose something that’s going to last! You’ll be much happier with the performance of the machine, and you wont have the repair problems in the future.
Thanks for reading and happy cleaning!
The Central Vacuum Direct Tech Support Team