40 Pounds

40 Pounds The average home will gather about 40 pounds of dirt a year. That means, if you are not removing that amount, it’s still in there somewhere. The typical central canister will hold approximately 50 pounds of dirt and debris. So you only have to empty the dirt bucket once or twice a year.…

Retrofit

Retrofit Most of our customers, after experiencing the benefits of cleaning with a central system will never go back to an upright or canister unit (what we lovingly refer to as “disposable” vacuums). When they sell their home and move into another one, they will demand a central cleaning system. Often they will not make…

On suction and airflow

On suction and airflow In order to pick up dirt without bending over, two things are needed: suction and airflow. Let’s define these two terms as they relate to cleaning your home. Suction – This is usually measured as inches of water up to a column. Picture a glass tube with 1-inch markings on it.…

Maintaining your system

Maintaining your system The power unit and the carpet power head are the items that need a bit of ongoing maintenance. First the power unit. If your power unit has a filter, it likely needs to be replaced annually for both performance and warranty reasons. If you have a disposable bag unit, then replace it…

Giving us a bad name

Giving us a bad name There are several companies that make central cleaning systems that try to compete with VACUFLO. Those companies often have several brands each. This has led to the perception that there are a large number of options, but in reality, there are only a few after you peel the sticker off…

Filtration methods

Filtration methods There are many methods manufacturers have used to separate household dirt and particulate from vacuumed air in our homes. We are going to review the most common methods with a focus on the pros and cons of each. Starting with the least effective and working toward the best. Permanent Bag/Filter – This is…